This course is specifically designed for PTs and PTAs licensed in the state of Tennessee. Physical therapists make ethical decisions on a daily basis. In routine clinical practice PTs and PTAs are also faced with tough situations known as ethical dilemmas. Understanding bioethics and the APTA Code of Ethics can help therapists make decisions regarding ethical issues in an informed way. Models of ethical decision making will be presented and clinical examples analyzed. Upon taking this course therapists will more readily recognize the ethical makeup of their clinical practice and feel more confident in their ethical decision making. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on November 1, 2017
Course Type: Text/Transcript
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- The participant will be able to differentiate morals and ethics for the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways ethics and professionalism are related.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three bioethical principles.
- The participant will be able to provide at least three examples of the APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
- The participant will be able to compare and contrast at least three ethical issues from ethical dilemmas and codified conflicts.
- The participant will be able to identify the RIPS model to at least three clinical examples.
- The participant will be able to list at least three ethical implications of current events and examples from clinical practice.
|0-30 Minutes||Introduction; Ethics and morals; Ethics and professionalism|
|30-60 Minutes||Bioethics principles and examples|
|60-90 Minutes||Bioethical dilemmas and clinical cases|
|90-120 Minutes||APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists; APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapist Assistants; Compare and contrast of the codes|
|120-150 Minutes||Bioethics problems vs. Code issues; RIPS model and examples|
|150-180 Minutes||Review of important course content; "Test your knowledge" questions; Question and Answer|
Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD
Brigette Cuffia is an Assistant Professor at Neumann University and teaches in the Physical Therapy Program. She is also one of the Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education responsible for student clinical placements. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy and her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Temple University. She is both a licensed PT in Pennsylvania as well as a licensed attorney admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Brigette has taught live ethics and jurisprudence courses for licensed therapists since 2009. She is currently teaching courses on ethical technology usage, pediatric ethics and legal issues. She is also an on-line instructor for Care Resources, LLC and Elite Rehabilitation Solutions teaching ethics and legal issues for healthcare providers.
Clinically, Brigette has worked for Moss Rehab Hospital for over 15 years in some capacity- currently she is an outpatient per-diem. While at Moss as the neurology team lead she was integral in developing a CARF accredited spinal cord injury program, bariatric program and also reviving the sexuality and disability education committee. Brigette was awarded a grant to develop Moss Muscle Builders, a maintenance group for persons with disabilities, which is still active today.
At Neumann Brigette developed and implements the service-learning curriculum which allows students the opportunity to participate in public health initiatives throughout the community Brigette also chairs the Philadelphia Area Clinical Education Consortium a nonprofit group providing continuing education in the region: www.phillyclined.org
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