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Ethics Overview: Application to the Clinical Setting
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When: September 15, 2015
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Dr
Houston, Texas  77007
United States
Presenter: Carolyn Utsey, PT, PhD
Contact: Christina Gomez

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PTs/PTAs are constantly faced with ethical issues that need to be resolved at a highly professional level. Topics related to attitudes, values, theoretical basis for decision making, ethical principles, and professionalism are threaded through case scenarios in order to facilitate a lively discussion in resolving the ethical issues.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Develop an awareness of personal attitudes and values related to health care
2. Discuss the theoretical basis for ethical decision-making
3. Understand the influence of ethical decision-making based on the professional Codes of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct
4. Determine consequences of legal issues based on the state Practice Act as well as federal and state regulations
5. Resolve ethical problems based on case scenarios



Speaker Bio:

Carolyn Utsey, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor and chair at the University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy. She received her BSc from Baylor University in 1973, certificate in Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern School of Allied Health Sciences in 1973, and her PhD in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences from the University of Houston in 2006. Areas of expertise include pelvic health, motivational beliefs and teaching/learning strategies, global health, and community and international service-learning. She has taught professional issues and ethics in the PT program for over 20 years. Additionally, she provides Ethics courses for clinicians in a variety of venues.


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Members: Complimentary

PT/PTA NonMembers: $40.00

Students:  Complimentary


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