The APTA Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant are covered in this online course. The Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist addresses the five roles of the PT (clinician, administrator, educator, researcher, and consultant), the core values of the profession, and the multiple realms of ethical action. The Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant more fully address the roles of the PTA in all areas of physical therapy and the multiple realms of ethical action. This online course provides a brief history of ethics in physical therapy, discusses the rationale for revising the Code and Standards in 2010, and examines the revised Code and Standards in detail.

NOTE: This is a prerequisite course for PTA’s pursuing the advanced proficiency pathway (APP).

Special Notice:

This course only works on a PC Browser - IE 10/11 or Chrome. Course content is available as a downloadable handout in the Resources area.

Course Code:

LMS-136

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Then complete the assessment of learning with at least 70% accuracy. Claim your certificate and CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Basic

Date published

06/01/2012

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Laura (Dolly) Swisher, PT, MDiv, PhD; Peggy Hiller, PT; Nancy R. Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  1. Recall how and why the Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Conduct were revised by APTA.
  2. Separate fact from fiction regarding the revised ethics documents.
  3. Identify the central ethical obligations set forth in the revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Conduct.

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Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.3
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Domains:Laura (Dolly) Swisher, Education, ethics, Nancy Kirsch, Ethics and Professionalism, Peggy Hiller
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Price:$99.00
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