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Indiana Physical Therapy Ethics and Jurisprudence

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Course Description:

“Indiana 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, and the APTA Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant, Sections of the Indiana Physical Therapy Committee Laws and Regulations, as well as case studies.

**This course has been approved through the INAPTA**

Course Author:

Darrell W. Smith, MPT, RN

Methods of Instruction:

Online course available via internet

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants

Educational Level:




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 apply the APTA’s Guide for Professional Conduct for the Physical Therapist and the Physical Therapist Assistant
  10. Understand and apply sections of the Indiana Physical Therapy Committee Laws and Regulations (A compilation of the Indiana Code and Indiana Administrative Code)
  11. Identify and apply skills to case studies      

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test

PT State Approvals

Approved-Category 1