About Course #Q3506
Release Date: October 6, 2016
Expiration Date: October 6, 2019
This course presents information to help the therapist understand the importance of ethical behavior in patient care and become familiar with the guidelines of professional conduct. Illustrative case scenarios in which therapists face hypothetical ethical dilemmas are included. This intermediate-level course summarizes the APTA Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct. Familiarity with these essential documents, and the ethical standards of behavior that they establish, will assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in reviewing and implementing ethical parameters in their clinical practice.
California PTs and PTAs - Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.
Texas PTs and PTAs - This course does not apply towards the ethics and professional responsibility requirement for Texas PTs and PTAs.
About the Author(s)
Anne Ahlman, MPT, received a bachelor of science degree in 1983 from the University of California, Davis, and a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1992. She is a licensed physical therapist and certified personal trainer, who served as director of rehabilitation and lead physical therapist at Idylwood Convalescent Hospital in Sunnyvale, California, before working for 12 years at Cupertino Physical Therapy. She is an AHA-registered therapist in classic hippotherapy; she has given numerous presentations on that topic and in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine, and vestibular dysfunction.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- There are no prerequisites for this course.