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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Breaking Down the APTA Code of Ethics

Lecture Name

Breaking Down the APTA Code of Ethics     $29.95

This lecture is part of the following course:
The APTA Code of Ethics, 2019


This course is a quick overview of the APTA Code of Ethics. After an introduction and brief history of ethics, Dr. Palma takes students through each principle of the code and then asks students to think about four scenarios that directly relate to the code of ethics.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 1.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  1. Discuss the origins of ethics.
  2. Define ethics in the context of healthcare.
  3. Differentiate ethics from morals.
  4. Describe the APTA Code of Ethics.
  5. Discuss the importance of Code of Ethics and apply the Code to ethical scenarios.
  6. Evaluate/assess whether the scenarios will escalate into legal situations.
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