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**Ethics in Physical Therapy** (Cannot Complete Course More Than Once) - Published 2018
Published by Minnesota APTA
and APTA Minnesota


IMPORTANT: If you have completed this course since August 2018, you CANNOT complete it again. The credits only apply once.

Thank you for joining us online for this required ethics coursework. As the profession of physical therapy grows and plays a larger role in the medical profession and the health of our communities, we need to become more equipped to recognize and correctly manage ethical situations we encounter. Our aim in this course is to provide a brief overview of ethics, discuss the purpose of and review content from important APTA documents related to ethics for the physical therapist and the physical therapist assistant, and to demonstrate how a model for ethical decision making can help the therapist to take the corrects steps when facing a variety of situations encountered in practice.

Course Objectives:
  • Define the Three Branches of Ethics
  • Integrate APTA's Core Values with the Code of Ethics
  • Apply the RIPS Model to a Case Scenario to Determine Ethical Behavior

This course fulfills the MN Board of PT requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants for 2 credit hours of continuing education in Ethics.

This program was created and published by the MNPTA Ethics Committee with assistance from:
  • Jeff Vrudny, MNPTA Ethics Committee
  • Paul Niemuth, MNPTA Chapter President
  • Jill Lein, Association Director, Minnesota Physical Therapy Association

Originally Published
August 1, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Welcome to the course - Video
  2. Friendly Reminder - Video
  3. Case Study - Friendly Reminder
  4. Code of Ethics - Handout
  5. APTA Core Values - Handout
  6. Ethics in Physical Therapy - Video
  7. Modality Realities - Video
  8. Case Study - Modality Realities
  9. House Rules - Video
  10. Case Study - House Rules
  11. Guide for Professional Practice - Handout
  12. Guide for the Conduct of the PTA - Handout

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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