Professional Ethics in Athletic Training

Professional Ethics in Athletic Training

By Gretchen A. Schlabach, PhD, ATC, LAT, Associate Professor, Director, Athletic Training Education Program, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; and Kimberly S. Peer, EdD, ATC, LAT, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program, School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport, Kent State University, Kent, OH


Introduction: Maria's Story

Part I: Level I: Introduction to Professional Ethics in Athletic Training

Section I: The Profession of Athletic Training

1. Aspects of the Profession

2. Learning Activities: Linking Content to Practice

Section II: Linking Theory to Practice: A Review and Applications

3. Ethics Education: A Framework for Success

4. Ethical Discovery: Approaches to Learning

5. Ethical Decision Making

6. Learning Activities: Linking Content to Practice

Part II: Level II: Professional Enculturation

Section I: Professional Ethics 101

7. Introduction to Ethics

8. Self-Awareness and Cultivation of Personal Identity

9. Development of Moral Behavior: Step 1?Moral Sensitivity

10. Learning Activities: Linking Content to Practice

Section II: Professional Ethics 201

11. Professional Awareness and the Cultivation of Professional Identity

12. The Professional Therapeutic Relationship

13. The Development of Moral Behavior: Step 2?Moral Reasoning

14. Learning Activities: Linking Content to Practice

Section III: Professional Ethics 301

15. Moral Theory: Deontology, Teleology, and Virtue Ethics

16. Development of Moral Behavior: Step 3?Moral Character

17. Organizational Awareness and the Preservation of Professional Identity in Context

18. Learning Activities: Linking Content to Practice

Part III: Level III: Professional Application

19. Learning Activities: Linking Content to Practice

Glossary

Appendix A: National Athletic Trainers? Association Compliance and Non-Compliance Issues

Appendix B: Assessment Tools

Appendix C: Sample Rubrics for Ethical Decision Making

Appendix D: Writing about Moral Issues

Appendix E: Sample Course Design and Delivery for Teaching Ethics: Multiple Stage Approach

Appendix F: Summary of Steps or Stages of Practice-Based Ethical Decision-Making Models