$30.00

i 3.00 Hours

Course Overview

Physical therapy professionals are constantly confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas. Their decisions can have long-range effects professionally and personally. Why does one value win out over another? What does the decision process involve? How do these decisions impact those involved? This course identifies methods to help resolve ethical dilemmas, incorporating elements of the American Physical Therapy Association’s core ethical documents for the physical therapist and physical therapy assistant. Learners are presented with a series of case studies to model the best actions to take when confronted with ethical and moral dilemmas. This course fulfills a three-hour requirement for ethics training for physical therapy professionals.

About the Course Author

Kristen graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed an Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Residency through Evidence in Motion in 2014. She has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting and her clinical experience includes the treatment of patients with vestibular disorders, post-concussion syndrome, complex hypermobility disorders, and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Kristen Wulfing, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as Collecting Speakers Fees; Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (48 Match)

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

    3.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    3.00HOURS


    Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

    3.00HOURS

    The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

    3.00HOURS

    The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

    3.00HOURS

    The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

    3.00HOURS

    The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

    3.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

    3.00HOURS

    The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.
  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

    3.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 3.0 Ethics hours.
  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    3.00HOURS

    This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.3 CEUs.
  • Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

    3.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

    2.50HOURS

    This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 2.5 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.
  • Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

    3.00HOURS

    The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS


    The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b).

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    3.00HOURS

    The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    3.00HOURS

    The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

    3.00HOURS

    The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    3.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • New York Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

    3.00HOURS

    Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee has approved this course under Category B. Approval # 202114178. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association

    3.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, approval number 21S0320. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

    3.00HOURS

    The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS


    The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS


    The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

    3.00HOURS

    South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

    3.00HOURS


    The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX.

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Utah Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Washington Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F21-046. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

    3.00HOURS

    The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California

    3.00HOURS

    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS


    The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.

  • Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-EPT
  • Hours:

    3.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-01-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Analyze three types of advance directives and briefly identify how each is designed to reduce moral, ethical, and legal dilemmas.; Apply elements of the American Physical Therapy Association's core ethical documents to two case studies to resolve mock ethical dilemmas.; Articulate two distinctions between morals, ethics, and the law as related to the physical therapy profession.; Define at least two main ethical theories and principles of healthcare ethics, as described in the course.; Identify two methods PT professionals employ to help resolve ethical situations.; Report three changes in the professional, reimbursement, and legal landscapes that affect PTs and PTAs.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: New Frontiers
    Growing Pains
    Practicing PT with Autonomy
    Navigating Changing Payor Standards
    Changing Payment Models
    Protecting Private Health Information
    Ms. Alito
    Summary
    Section 3: Morals, Ethics, and Law
    Ethics vs. Morals
    Healthcare Ethics
    Common Ethical Themes
    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) & Core Values
    Ethics vs. Law
    Advanced Directives
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Ethical Theories and Principles
    Main Ethical Theories
    Core Principles
    Competing Ethical Principles
    Methods to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas
    Integrating Theory and Clinical Practice
    Steps to Resolve an Ethical Dilemma
    Clinical Vignette
    Active Engagement Method
    Ethical Lens Grid Method of Resolving Ethical Situations
    Clinical Vignette
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Code of Ethics
    Codifying Ethics
    Judd and Joan
    LaRonda and Louise
    Trevor and Tom
    Jarod and Tidley
    Sara and Hattie
    Anna and Dante
    Jordan and Ashtani
    Chelsea and Jacques
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced, Entry, Intermediate level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.