This course is designed to assist Texas physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in understanding the concepts of ethics, ethical theories, morality, and legal responsibilities as they apply to their professional practice. Information includes the APTA Code of Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA, and Guide for Professional Conduct as well as select sections of the Texas Physical Therapy Practice Act and Rules. The instructor will utilize a live, classroom setting to present information, as well as open discussion to apply the concepts learned to hypothetical ethical-based case scenarios. This course meets the Ethics education requirements for PT and PTA license renewal in the state of Texas.
At the end of this course, the learner should be able to:
1) Differentiate between common theoretical models that guide ethical-decision making
2) Interpret and apply the APTA’s Code of Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA, and Guide for Professional Conduct
3) Understand legal standards of behavior according to the Texas Practice Act and Rules
4) Recognize practical application of legal and ethical standards of behavior to hypothetical case scenarios
Kate Panasci, PT, DPT, CBIS, CWS is an assistant professor in the entry-level DPT program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is also program director for the transitional DPT program at TTUHSC. Dr. Panasci coordinates the professional development coursework in both the entry-level and transitional DPT programs in addition to her other clinical based courses. She has served as the South Plains District liaison for TPTA Membership Committee since 2012.
PT/PTA Member $10
PT/PTA Non-Member - $30
Student Member - $5
Student Non-Member - $10