Bioethical Principles and the Practice of Therapeutie Recreation in Clinical Settings


  • John W. Shank


Bioethics, Moral Conduct, Clinical Practice, Therapeutic Recreation


The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) profession is obligated to articulate the ethics of its practice and to develop an ethical code to guide its conduct. The principles of bioethics and the rules of moral conduct derived from them are presented as a foundation for examining the ethical dimensions of TR practice in clinical settings. These principles and rules are illustrated in a discussion of two issues that may represent problems of moral choice for the TR specialist: distribution of resources and the clinician's role.



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