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Professionalism Module 3: Ethical Compass

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This course addresses ethics terminology and history, ethics versus. law, the role of ethics in professionalism and business relationships, the RIPS ethical decision-making model, and application of the model to case situations. This module will help you approach ethical situations with confidence that you can make ethical decisions and implement a course of action. This module helps fulfill the professionalism prerequisite requirement for completing APTA╩╣s Level 2 Credentialed Clinical Instructor course. You do not have to be enrolled in the Level 2 course to take this course and earn CEU credit.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, you should be able to:

1. Identify the correct ethical term outlined in the scenario, provided with a scenario, and a list of ethical terms.

2. Identify definitions of commonly used ethical terminology

3. Apply the steps of the RIPS model of ethical decision-making to an ethical situation.

4. Determine a course of action in response to an ethical situation presented by a case scenario. Identify the correct ethical principle used for each given example of commonly encountered ethical situations in physical therapy.

Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
  2. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
  3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
  4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

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