Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Investigators compared moral reasoning between OT and physical therapy students and practitioners with the Defining Issues Test-2. Investigators found a significant difference in consolidated (set) versus transitional (forming) patterns of moral reasoning in practitioners versus students. The difference occurred between second-year students and practitioners, suggesting fieldwork experiences enhanced moral reasoning patterns. Implications include providing ethics education support during fieldwork experiences.

Primary Author and Speaker: Brenda Howard

Additional Authors and Speakers: Cheyenne Kern, Olivia Milliner, Lindsey Newhart, Sarah Burke

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