This course provides a practical review of common legal and ethical issues that pertain to the physical therapy (PT) workplace. It defines terms that affect PT practice; reviews concepts such as malpractice, whistleblowing, and mandatory reporting; and addresses the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Code of Ethics. It also presents several case scenarios, analyzing each via the Realm-Individual Process-Situation (RIPS) Model of Ethical Decision Making.
By the end of this course, learners will
- Recall ethical and legal terms relevant to the practice of physical therapy
- Recognize the rationale for, and key principles of, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) code of ethics
- Identify aspects of the Realm-Individual Process-Situation (RIPS) Model of Ethical Decision Making
1 CE HOUR