Georgia Ethics and Jurisprudence, 3rd edition


About the Course 
The study of ethics is fundamental to the successful clinical practice of all healthcare professionals. Although most healthcare workers possess an innate desire to help others, there are additional guidelines in each profession that must be observed for the consistent delivery of quality health care. The American Physical Therapy Association's  (APTA) ethics documents include the Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists (APTA, 2020a), APTA Guide for Professional Conduct (2019a), APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant (2020b), and the APTA Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant (2019c). 

Learning Outcomes

  • Define ethics, morality, and integrity.
  • Identify the theoretical basis of ethical decision-making and the application of ethics in healthcare.
  • Identify the principles of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists and the principles of the APTA Guide for Professional Conduct.
  • Describe the laws pertaining to physical therapy practice in the Georgia General Provisions, the Georgia Physical Therapy Practice Act, and the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy Rules and Policies.
  • Identify the content on the Georgia Board of Physical Therapy website and current continuing education reporting procedures.

About the Author
Dr. Cristina Roy is a healthcare provider based in New York CIty. She works as a Researcher, Health Content Writer, Educator and Clinician in her field. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and sits on the board of the Federal Physical Therapy Section’sAmputation Care Special Interest Group. In addition to her Doctorate in Physical Therapy she has achieved recognition as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist and Adaptive Recreation/Sports Specialist. In addition to her role as PT Planner for Elite Professional Education, she is part of a research team improving prosthetic and orthotic devices for the Department of veterans affairs.
How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course. 
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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