Alabama Physical Therapy Jurisprudence
The “Alabama Physical Therapy Jurisprudence” course was designed to help therapy professionals with the jurisprudence and ethical dilemmas they face in the workplace. The course is designed to promote a better understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior in the hopes of facilitating a better decision-making process for professionals in ethical situations. It is also designed to take an in-depth look at the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act, Alabama Board of Physical Therapy Administrative Code and the Alabama Physical Therapy Continuing Education Guidelines. The information also includes the APTA Code of Ethics and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant.
Darrell Smith, MPT/RN
Methods of Instruction:
Online course available via internet
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Define Ethics and Morality
- Identify the basic similarities and differences between ethics and morals
- Differentiate between common ethical theories
- Define determinants of moral and ethical behavior
- Understand the ethical decision-making process
- Interpret and apply the APTA’s Code of Ethics
- Interpret and apply the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act
- Familiarize Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants with the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act.
- Identify and Interpret the Alabama Physical Therapy Continuing Education Guidelines
- Identify and Interpret the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy Administrative Code
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test.