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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Georgia Ethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants

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Georgia Ethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
Jurisprudence and Ethics in the State of Georgia, 2019


Updated in 2019, this course is designed for Georgia-licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and those preparing to become licensed. The course material and objectives are intended to provide thought-provoking information and activities to aid participants with approaching potential ethical challenges in the work environment. References to practical resources are provided.

This course is best paired with Georgia Jurisprudence for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants to meet the minimum requirements for continued competence in ethics and jurisprudence.

This course was developed in collaboration with the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Members can access special pricing on the full course through the PTAG website. Click here for more information.


Contact Hours: 2.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explore and apply the content, context and significance of the revised APTA Code of Ethics, and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA.
  2. Compare the Code of Ethics in the Georgia Rules for Physical Therapy with the APTA Code of Ethics.
  3. Apply principles from the Code of Ethics and the Georgia Rules for Physical Therapy Practice to clinical practice scenarios.
  4. Investigate the RIPS Model of Ethical Decision Making as a PT-specific model:
    1. Differentiate features of the RIPS Model from other models for ethical decision-making.
    2. Apply the steps of the RIPS Model to a given scenario.
    3. Reflect on the results of challenges, decisions and alternate solutions to an ethical issue or dilemma.
  5. Consider obstacles to acting with moral courage in today’s physical therapy practice environment.
  6. Identify and utilize professional resources as they apply to ethical and regulatory issues.
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