Madison, an occupational therapist, and Jonah, a physical therapist, wanted to combine sessions w...

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Madison, an occupational therapist, and Jonah, a physical therapist, wanted to combine sessions with patients on busy days so they can get all their units of therapy in. Jonah and Madison treated Mr. Pitts, but were unable to get through all of the units. Jonah suggested they charge him for the three units anyway. They did this repeatedly over the course of three months until Jonah was moved to a different unit by Mind Map: Madison, an occupational therapist, and Jonah, a physical therapist, wanted to combine sessions with patients on busy days so they can get all their units of therapy in. Jonah and Madison treated Mr. Pitts, but were unable to get through all of the units. Jonah suggested they charge him for the three units anyway. They did this repeatedly over the course of three months until Jonah was moved to a different unit

1. stakeholders

1.1. Madison

1.2. Jonah

1.3. Mr. Pitts and his family

1.4. hospital

2. tell Mr. Pitts and his family

2.1. Mr. Pitts understands and appreciates being told what has been done; his treatment is fixed and he is billed accordingly

2.2. Mr. Pitts is angry when he learns he has lost money, he reports Madison and Jonah to the hospital, and he could even sue

3. do not tell Mr. Pitts, but do not bill Mr. Pitts until his units are made up

3.1. Madison can continue treating Mr. Pitts, and make up for billing him incorrectly

3.2. Madison and Jonah could get in trouble for being aware of the situation and not doing anything about it

4. notify the hospital and supervisor of how Jonah and Madison billed him

4.1. Madison and Jonah receive repercussions, but learned from their mistake. Their superiors advise them what to do

4.2. Madison and Jonah get fired

5. talk to Jonah or notify his superiors in his new unit to make sure this does not happen again

5.1. No other patients are charged for treatment they did not receive

5.2. can create a bad relationship between Madison and Jonah

6. Ethical Principles

6.1. Beneficence

6.1.1. 1b: Reevaluate and reassess recipients of service in a timely manner to determine whether goals are being achieved and whether intervention plans should be revised. (AOTA 2015)

6.2. Justice

6.2.1. 4M: Bill and collect fees legally and justly in a manner that is fair, reasonable, and commensurate with services delivered. (AOTA 2015)

6.2.2. 4K: Report to appropriate authorities any acts in practice, education, and research that are unethical or illegal. (AOTA 2015)

6.3. Fidelity

6.3.1. 6E: Be diligent stewards of human, financial, and material resources of their employers, and refrain from exploiting these resources for personal gain (AOTA 2015)

7. Core Values

7.1. Truth

7.2. Prudence

8. Related Standards

8.1. D. Establish a collaborative relationship with recipients of service and relevant stakeholders to promote shared decision making.

9. Course of action

9.1. Notify the hospital and superiors of the situation, they advise how to go about it with Mr. Pitts, there are consequences for actions, they then learn from their mistakes