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Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Physical Therapy

Course #: 03-1123

Price: $27.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board: 1.50 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 3.00 Hours

This course is approved for Category 1 hours by the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

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  • 2 Read the Course Material -  As you read through, mark your answers on the course worksheet to be prepared for the exam
  • 3 Take Exam -  You must achieve a score of 70% or higher in order to earn credit for the course.
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CE Course Description

Ethics form the base guidelines for behavior in personal and professional activities. Ethics in Physical Therapy are complex and varied, and all situations cannot be solved in the same way. Numerous resources are available for study to assist therapists in the practical application of ethics in regards to practice and personal implementation. Each resource has its differences, however they emphasize common values such as beneficence, non maleficence, justice, respect for autonomy, altruism, and confidentiality. Research suggests that professionals who believe that their ethical standards or values are not shared by the organizations with which they are affiliated have an increased rate of burnout, low job satisfaction, and poor self satisfaction overall. It is vital to explore one's own values and ethics, and improve upon the understanding and application of said principles. This course will provide information for the Physical Therapist and Assistant to review ethical issues, and identify and resolve such ethical crises.

CE Course Objectives

  1. Explore the different resources provided to learn about ethical behavior expectations.
  2. Review guidelines for fraud, waste, and abuse.
  3. Discuss commonly held practices, morals, values, and the therapists’ role concerning them.
  4. Examine ethical self assessment tools.
  5. Evaluate ethical issues related to the medical field and therapy itself.
  6. Identify ethical dilemmas and discuss ways to resolve such dilemmas.

CE Course Syllabus

Introduction-->Campaign Goals of Integrity in Practice

 1.25 Contact Hours  

Examples of Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare-->

 1.00 Contact Hours 

How to Demonstrate Ethical Behavior in the Medical Field-->Conclusion     

 0.75 Contact Hours 

Total = 3 Contact Hours

Instructional level: Basic

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Course Date: 2020-04-13

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