Hawaii Physical Therapy Ethics and Jurisprudence

Product #
1189PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
2
Approval Status

Course Description:

“Hawaii Physical Therapy Ethics and Jurisprudence” was designed to help therapy professionals with the 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.  The information also includes the APTA Code of Ethics, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, the APTA Guide for Professional Conduct, the APTA Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant, Mandatory sections of the Hawaii Administrative Rules for Physical Therapy, the Hawaii Physical Therapy Practice Act and the Professional and Vocational Licensing Law.  Lastly, case studies are provided to help identify appropriate ethical responses/actions to specific situations.

Course Author:

Darrell Smith, MPT, RN

Methods of Instruction:

Online course available via internet

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants

Educational Level:

Intermediate

Prerequisites:

None

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define Ethics
  2. Define Morality
  3. Identify the basic similarities and differences between ethics and morals
  4. Differentiate between common ethical theories
  5. Define determinants of moral and ethical behavior
  6. Understand the ethical decision-making process
  7. Interpret and apply the APTA’s Code of Ethics
  8. Interpret and apply the APTA’s Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant
  9. Understand and incorporate the APTA’s Guide for Professional Conduct for  the Physical Therapist and the Physical Therapist Assistant
  10. Understand and apply the Hawaii Administrative Rules for Physical Therapy and The Hawaii Physical Therapy Practice Act.
  11. According to the Hawaii Administrative Rules/Practice Act, identify the duties of a physical therapist assistant, temporary physical therapist licensee or a physical therapy student
  12. List the duties of the supervising physical therapist
  13. According to the Hawaii Administrative Rules, identify the activities that could be defined as "professional misconduct, gross carelessness, or manifest incapcity"
  14. According to the Hawaii Rule 461J-2.5, identify the limitations of invasive procedures
  15. List the powers and duties of the Hawaii Physical Therapy Board
  16. According to the Hawaii Physical Therapy Practice Act, recognize the number of continuing competence units required for license renewal
  17. Differentiate between types of continuing competence units
  18. Recognize the ethics, laws and rules (jurisprudence) requirements according to Hawaii Rule 461J-10.12
  19. According to Hawaii Rule 461J-10.13, identify approved types of continuing competence activities
  20. Recognize how long licensee are required to keep continuing competence records
  21. Identify Hawaii Rule 461J-2.5 inactive license requirements
  22. Recognize the duties of the licensee to the Hawaii PT Board
  23. Identify exemptions from continuing competency requirements
  24. Identify Hawaii Rule 461J-12 and which actions are ground for revocation, suspension or probation of a license
  25. Apply case studies to help identify appropriate ethical responses/actions to specific situations.

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 80% or greater on the post-test

PT State Approvals

Hawaii
Approved