Ethics and Rehabilitation of Those Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor

When faced with a diagnosis of a brain tumor, individuals may question the rationale for rehabilitation or physical therapy intervention. Not all central nervous system cancers are life threatening which offers a myriad of opportunity for intervention. In the context of a life threatening diagnosis, rehabilitation can also prove invaluable. This course explores literature and clinical cases to help guide ethical clinical decision making. Discussions will explore care and barriers to care from perspectives of the patient, caregiver and healthcare professional. An appraisal of assessments tools, restorative approaches and supportive strategies is integrated within case review.

Meet our Speaker

Earllaine Croarkin, MPT, NCS Earllaine received a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Rutgers University in 1993. After working in a variety of clinical settings including acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics, she was employed by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She has continued to work there since 1996. She has participated as an Associate Investigator in clinical trials for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Cancer Institute. She has worked with a wide range of clients and has specialized in those with rare neurodegenerative and oncological disorders. She has served as faculty at the University of Michigan, Flint teaching online courses in the Neuroresidency program. She is a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist recognized through the American Physical Therapy Association and certified in adult Neurodevelopmental treatment. Additionally, she has served on the APTA Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Outcome Measures. Her efforts have led to peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national conferences and continuing education seminars.

Course Code:

LMS-884

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_Logo One

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

17S6104

cert_OH hours

1.5

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

2

cert_PA Gen hours

0

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

  • Listen to the course presentation
  • Complete the assessment with at least a 70% score
  • Complete course evaluation
  • claim certificate

Course level

Basic

Date published

07/24/2017

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Earllaine Croarkin, MPT, NCS

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:
  1. List bioethical principles which help to frame clinical decision making for those diagnosed with brain tumors.
  2. Identify barriers to care from the perspective of the patient, caregiver and healthcare worker.
  3. Understand the potential for functional improvement, prolonged survivorship and benefit from physical therapy intervention.

Partner(s)

Oncology Section

Brought to you by

APTA

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2Assessment_Brain Tumor
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Credit Categories
Tags:Earllaine Croarkin, oncology, brain tumor, CNS
Enrollment
Price:$100.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $100.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $60.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Oncology
    $54.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
* Prices in US Dollar