• Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Hours: 4 Contact Hours
  • Anne Ahlman, PT, MS
  • Gregory Pingree, JD, PhD
  • Peer Reviewer(s):Rosalyn R. Pitt, PT, EdD, SPE
    Item#: Q3526
    Contents: 1 Course Book (80 pages)
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    Ethics & Jurisprudence for Tennessee Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants, Updated 4th Edition

    Price $39.95
    Item # Q3526
    When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

    Release Date: February 7, 2017

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2018

    The theoretical content of this course will help each therapist to understand the importance of ethical behavior in patient care, to become familiar with and apply relevant guidelines of professional conduct, and to examine basic concepts of jurisprudence as they apply to patient care. To enable Tennessee physical therapy practitioners  to review and implement legal and ethical principles in clinical practice, this course summarizes the core ethics documents of the APTA and the rules and regulations of the state of Tennessee governing the practice of physical therapy, including relevant excerpts from the Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act (Tennessee Code Annotated Title 63, Chapter 13, Parts 1 and 3) and the General Rules Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy (Tennessee Rules and Regulations, Chapter 1150-01). 


    Tennessee PTs & PTAs - This course, approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) fulfills your ethics and jurisprudence CE requirement. Approval period 2/7/17 to 2/6/18. TPTA Approval Number:  2017-005

    Course Objectives
    • Identify the theoretical basis of ethics.
    • Describe the application of ethics in health care, including physical therapy practice.
    • Apply the Realm-Individual Process-Situation (RIPS) Model of ethical decision making to ethical issues that arise in physical therapy practice.
    • Identify the components of the four core ethics documents of the American Physical Therapy Association.
    • Describe the types of law that exist under the U.S. judicial system.
    • Identify provisions of the Tennessee Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act.
    • Identify provisions of the General Rules Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy in Tennessee.
    • Recognize policy and position statements issued by the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy.

    Anne Ahlman, PT, MSreceived a bachelor of science degree in 1983 from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1992. She is a licensed physical therapist and certified personal trainer, who served as director of rehabilitation and lead physical therapist at Idylwood Convalescent Hospital in Sunnyvale, California, before working for 12 years at Cupertino Physical Therapy. As a clinical instructor, she has taught and trained first-year physical therapy students. She is an AHA-registered therapist in classic hippotherapy; she has given numerous presentations on that topic and in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine, and vestibular dysfunction. She is a past member of the California chapter of the APTA and published her master’s thesis in 1992 on the “Effectiveness of Vestibular Exercise Therapy,” under her maiden name of Westgate, with a grant from the California Chapter of the APTA. Ms. Ahlman has been a medical writer and editor for more than a decade. She has written numerous articles, served as physical therapy editor for the journal Today in PT, and is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

    Rosalyn R. Pitt, PT, EdD, SPE, received her bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University, and both her master of science degree in guidance and counseling and her doctor of education degree in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee State University. A physical therapist with experience in varied practice settings, Dr. Pitt was an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Tennessee State University, where for many years she taught courses on psychosocial, behavioral, and cultural issues; professional ethics; and therapeutic communication.

    • Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase
    • You must score 80% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content
    • There are no prerequisites for this course