Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Texas 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 Texas Physical Therapists (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), this entry-level course will address ethical and moral dilemmas, tackle the decision-making processes, examine the rules and regulations for PT practice in Texas, and posit multiple ethical case studies. This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.

$44.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-SRC-0-EJPT-TX

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

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.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-EJPT-TX
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
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.
Describe 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.
Select the appropriate law, rule, or regulation that governs physical therapy practice in the State of Texas in response to 2 mock scenarios.

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. Review
E. Summary
Section 5: Code of Ethics
A. Codifying Ethics
B. Mock Case Scenarios
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 6: Texas Specifics
A. Physical Therapy in Texas
B. Provision of Care
C. Role Delineation and Supervision
D. Practicing in a Detrimental Manner
E. Professional Title
F. License Renewal
G. Contested Case Procedures
H. Registration of PT Facilities
I. Other Elements
J. Email Project
K. Review
L. Summary
Section 7: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
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)
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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