Ethics and Jurisprudence for the PT/PTA

 

Physical therapy professionals are constantly confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas. Their decisions, and even their failures to make decisions, can have long-range effects professionally and personally for providers, patients, healthcare entities, and for society as a whole. Directed to Physical Therapists (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), this 2-credit entry-level course will address ethical and moral dilemmas, the decision processes, and posit multiple ethical case studies. This course aims to assist the PT professional in understanding their ethical responsibilities for ethics and jurisprudence training.

$40.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-SRC-0-EJPT

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (47 Match)

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

2.0 HOURS


The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

2.0 HOURS


The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity qualifies for 2.00 Category 2 hours.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

2.0 HOURS


The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

2.0 HOURS


The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

2.0 HOURS


The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

2.0 HOURS


The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

2.0 HOURS


South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

2.0 HOURS


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

2.0 HOURS


The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

2.0 HOURS


The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

2.0 HOURS


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

2.0 HOURS


The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Utah Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

2.0 HOURS


The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

2.0 HOURS


This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs.

Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Physical Therapy Association

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 2.00 General Hours, Approval # CE18-593955. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F18-11. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning courses have been approved by the State Board of Physical Therapy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved 2.00 contact hours of which 0 hours are in evaluative procedures to treat a person without a referral. Approval #: PTCE013056

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

2.0 HOURS


Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee has approved this course under Category B. Approval # 201910555/201910806. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 2.00 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, approval number 18S7650. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 1712-122. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning courses have been approved by the State Board of Physical Therapy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved 2.00 contact hours of which 0 hours are in evaluative procedures to treat a person without a referral. Approval #:

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-EJPT
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe 2 methods PT professionals employ to help resolve ethical situations.
Describe 3 changes in the professional, reimbursement, and legal landscapes that affect PTs and PTAs.
Articulate 2 distinctions between morals, ethics, and the law as related to the physical
therapy profession.
Describe 3 types of advance directives and briefly explain how each is designed to reduce moral, ethical, and legal dilemmas.
Define at least 2 main ethical theories and principles of healthcare ethics, as described in the course.
Apply elements of the American Physical Therapy Associations Core Ethical documents
to 2 case studies to resolve mock ethical dilemmas.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: New Frontiers
A. Growing Pains
B. Professional Challenges
C. Reimbursement Challenges
D. Legal Challenges
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 3: Morals, Ethics & Law
A. Ethics vs. Morals
B. Ethics vs. Law
C. When it All Comes Together
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 4: Ethical Theories and Principles
A. Healthcare Principles
B. Main Ethical Theories
C. Methods to Resolve Ethical Situations
D. Integrating Theory into Practice
E. Meet Tara
F. Active Engagement Model
G. Ethical Lens Grid
H. Review
I. Summary
Section 5: Code of Ethics
A. Codifying Ethics
B. Mock Case Scenarios
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 6: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!

Expert Reviewer: Andrea Salzman MS, PT
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters degree in physical therapy. Between 1996-2017, Salzman has instructed 100+ live instructions related to aquatic therapy and over 25 online courses related to geriatric therapy, ethics, and aquatic therapy. Her interest in topics related to scope of practice and ethics boundaries began in PT school where she served on a student-led honor council in a model which required its members to pass judgements on multiple ethics violations by peers. Between 1995-1998, Salzman served as Editor-in-Chief of an APTA section journal related to aquatic therapy, probing ethical topics within her Editor's column, such as "shading minutes" or refusing to allow patients to refuse PT in order to maintain Medicare Part A coverage. Between 1995-2002, Salzman served as a Lead Therapist and a PT Manager in both skilled nursing and hospital settings, roles which required her to provide inservice training as mandated by Joint Commission, including the use of the case study as a decision-making tool. In 2002, Advance for PT Magazine asked Salzman to create, referee and publish a series of point:counterpoint argumentative columns devoted to exploring hot button topics related to the ethical practice of physical therapy. Within this monthly column, "We Debate: You Decide", Salzman created a venue for 2 PT professionals to argue the merits of diametrically-opposed ethical stands on PT-related topics. In 2005, Salzman began serving as Vice President of 10K Rehab Corps, a temporary staffing company with an emphasis on providing on-call staff for the SNF and home health settings. One of her initial roles for this start-up company was the creation of policies on ethical standards for hiring and practice in the field. In 2009, Salzman began serving as the Director of Programming for Aquatic Therapy University (ATU) and in that role, has created over 500 hours of live instructionals for the post-graduate therapist. Salzman has spearheaded ATU's move towards obtaining PT continuing education credits through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, a move which required her to ensure the company met the intellectual property, ethical, disability access and diversity standards established by FSBPT. In 2010, Salzman received one of the highest honors given to a physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. In 2012, Salzman began creating continuing education courses for Care2Learn, including discussions on the unintended ethical consequences of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and rehospitalization risks for COPD, MI and CHF. Beginning in 2013, Salzman began creating Relias Learning online trainings related to medical errors and ethics and to perform critical reviews of existing CE courses, including reviews of Ethics and Jurisprudence courses, in order to ensure these courses met the standards required by the FSBPT and/or individual states. In addition to these roles, Salzman has served as: • Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine's PT program: • Functional Design Consultant for facilities building aquatic centers; • Author, 5 physical therapy-related texts; • Monthly columnist, Aquatics International, Advance for PTs, Onsite Fitness, Ausmed.com Disclosure: Andrea Salzman MS, PT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Aquatic Therapy University as (Owner) Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Aquatic Resources Network as (Owner) Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Consultant Business as Consultant Relevant Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as (N/A)
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