Discusses the concepts which guide recreation therapists and other medical personnel in maintaining an ethical relationship with patients: confidentiality, autonomy, beneficence, justice, nonmaleficence, and fidelity. Austin and Gaffney discuss resolution of conflicts between these principles, i.e., between confidentiality and the best interests of the patient. Vignettes illustrate the application of these principles.
Instructional videos produced by the Recreation Therapy Video (RTV) Project directed by Professor David R. Austin, Ph.D., CTRS, of Indiana University. The RTV Project was made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Interviewer, David R. Austin; interviewee, Meg Gaffney.