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Question: Describe some relevant legislative and ethical issues facing occupational therapists in health and social care services.

Answer: Throughout their working day, Occupational Therapists must make many decisions concerning the actions they take with their clients. These decisions are based on the therapist drawing on their professional clinical, ethical and legal reasoning skills (Alsop 1996).

The practice of Occupational Therapists in the United Kingdom is regulated by many Acts of Parliament. Occupational therapy practice in all possible areas of service must take place within the boundaries of the law and...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Other subjects
  • Course: Occupational therapy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1127
  • Date submitted: September 01, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2501

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