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Choice: Ethical and Legal Rehabilitation Challenges

by Jeanne Boland Patterson, University of North Florida, Adele Patrick, University of Georgia, and Randall M. Parker, University of Texas at Austin

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The concept of choice, which has been inherent in the rehabilitation process since its inception, has evolved into legal mandates and ethical challenges for rehabilitation professionals during the latter part of the 20th century. This article identifies the ethical and legal issues related to choice, summarizes a pilot project on rehabilitation counselors' perceptions of choice, and provides recommendations for rehabilitation professionals in resolving ethical dilemmas related to choice.