Ethics, Laws, and Rules, for Hawaii Physical Therapists

About the Course:
This intermediate-level course provides physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in Hawaii with an updated primer on the study of ethics and ethical behaviors as they apply to physical therapy practice and updated information on Hawaii laws and rules governing physical therapy practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the differences and commonalities among morality, values, ethics, and the law.
  • Describe the purpose and limitations of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists.
  • Describe the ethical theories and principles that can guide the physical therapy practitioner in making an ethical decision.
  • Evaluate ethical issues based on an ethical decision-making model.
  • Discuss the rules and laws governing physical therapy practice in Hawaii.
About the Author:
Bruce H. Greenfield, PT, PhD, FNAP (Fellow National Academies of Practice), FAPTA, is a professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has been on the faculty since 1985. He is a senior fellow in the Emory University Center for Ethics, and affiliated faculty, Certificate Program Disability, Health and Culture. He is a member of the Emory University Hospital Ethics Committee. Dr. Greenfield holds a bachelor of arts degree from Oglethorpe University; a certificate in physical therapy and master of medical science degree, both from Emory University; and a PhD in higher education from Georgia State University. He subsequently received an additional master’s degree in bioethics from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions
  • link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.