Physical Therapy Ethics and Jurisprudence

Product #
1066PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
4
Approval Status

Course Description:

“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, sections of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Jurisdictional Licensure Reference Guide. Lastly, case studies are provided to help identify appropriate ethical responses/actions to specific situations.

Course Author:

Mary Smith, RPT

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 Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Jurisdictional Licensure Reference Guide
  11. Apply case studies to help identify appropriate ethical responses/actions to specific situations.

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

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

PT State Approvals

Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
Arkansas
Arkansas PT Board Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
Iowa
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Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Maine
No State Requirements
Massachusetts
No State Requirements
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Minnesota
Minnesota PT Board Approved - # 3121
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New Mexico
New Mexico PT Board Approved
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
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Oregon
Approved
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2201036TX
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved