OT Corner: Social Justice in Occupational Therapy: Where to From Here?
[Source: ABC Therapeutics]
After a multi-year debate there was some small capitulation regarding the social justice language in the AOTA Code of Ethics. The previous section labeled ‘Principle 4: Social Justice’ was removed and replaced with a more generic section on ‘Justice’ that focuses on procedural aspects of the Justice construct. A passing reference to a social justice construct was included in the Preamble.
It is difficult to know if it is even fair to say ‘capitulation’ because we have not had precise commentary from the Ethics Commission on those changes. What we have are the comments of the EC Chair Dr. Lea Brandt who stated
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