This seminar provides practical information about ethics from a clinical perspective. Basic principles of ethics as they relate to healthcare and physical therapy are reviewed. Behaviors that are considered unethical by most credentialing bodies are considered, as well as health care/therapy codes of ethics. The CELIBATE and RIPS methods for analyzing ethical dilemmas are reviewed with case studies to demonstrate use.
For PTs/PTAs in GA, HI, IN, MS, OK, TN: Please note that this course has not yet been approved by your state licensing board to meet the ethics requirement (course applications are in process with those boards). You are welcome to participate in this live event, but we recommend you complete the video version of the course once it is approved by your respective boards. In the meantime, please search our library by your state plus the topic “Ethics and Jurisprudence” to find currently approved courses to meet your requirements.
For PTs/PTAs in CA, DE, IL, PA, SC, UT, WI: This course may be used toward your ethics course requirement for license renewal.
Course created on June 23, 2023
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Audio, Text/Transcript
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/3.0; AL/3.0; AR/3.0; AZ/3.0; CA/3.0; CO/3.0; CT/3.0; DC/3.0; DE/3.0; FL/3.0; GA/3.0; HI/3.0; IA/3.0; IACET/0.3; ID/3.0; IL/3.0; IN/3.0; KS/3.0; MA/3.0; ME/3.0; MI/3.0; MO/3.0; MS/3.0; MT/3.0; NC/3.0; ND/3.0; NE/3.0; NH/3.0; NY/3.0; OH/3.0; OK/3.0; OR/3.0; PA/3.0; RI/3.0; SC/3.0; SD/3.0; TN/3.0; TX/3.0; UT/3.0; VA/3.0; VT/3.0; WA/3.0; WI/3.0; WY/3.0
- After this course, participants will be able to list basic principles of ethics and their application to rehabilitation and physical therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify codes of ethics that govern discipline-specific therapy practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ethics in healthcare and professional licensing, including that which is considered unethical and/or unlawful by credentialing boards.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss procedures for analyzing ethical dilemmas in healthcare
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze ethical dilemmas through case scenarios to illustrate how to apply a Code of Ethics to real-world issues.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify ethical issues commonly experienced in healthcare settings.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction, review of learning outcomes|
|5-25 Minutes||Principles of ethics|
|25-35 Minutes||Codes of ethics|
|35-50 Minutes||APTA Code of Ethics|
|60-70 Minutes||Fraud and abuse|
|85-95 Minutes||Patient Rights|
|95-105 Minutes||Legal issues|
|105-120 Minutes||Common ethical issues|
|120-135 Minutes||Analyzing ethical dilemmas- CELIBATE|
|135-145 Minutes||Analyzing ethical dilemmas-RIPS|
|145-160 Minutes||Avoiding ethical dilemmas|
|160-170 Minutes||Case scenarios|
|170-180 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kathleen D. Weissberg
OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS
In her 30+ years of practice, Dr. Kathleen Weissberg has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher, and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; and has spoken at national and international conferences. She provides continuing education support to over 40,000 individuals nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner, and a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Action Committee and adjunct professor at Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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Course participation information
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OH- The Ohio Physical Therapy Association has approved this course for continuing education for PTs/PTAs licensed in Ohio, Course approval #23S2563
PhysicalTherapy.com is an Approved Provider by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for Physical Therapists, PT CE Provider BAP202310006. This course is offered for 3 hours of continuing education for Oklahoma PTs/PTAs.
Texas Physical Therapy Association
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