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PT/OT Ethics Courses

Let's Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs

Let's Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs is a 2.5 hour approved physical therapy ethics course and occupational therapy ethics course. It takes a unique approach to ethical dilemmas based on the field of moral psychology. According to moral psychologists, most ethical decisions are made through intuition first and reasoning second. First, we have a gut feeling and then we rationalize why we made that ethical decision after the fact. Physical therapy ethics and occupational therapy ethics are no different than general ethics in that clinicians rely on intuition to make decisions in grey situations and then rationalize that decision after the fact. Often, one clinician's intuition differs from one another leading to a multitude of perspectives on how to resolve ethical grey areas.

The motto of Let’s Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs is based on moral psychology. Moral psychologists believe that people rely on intuition first and reasoning second in grey ethical situations. People have differing intuition in these grey situations, therefore:

“IT’S OK TO BE GREY”

It refers to the reality that we don’t always have the answers or clear-cut ethical guidance from the APTA and AOTA Code of Ethics. It is ok to be unsure when faced with an ethical dilemma, and it is often unfair to judge other clinicians that make ethical decisions that are different from your ethical judgment as a clinician.

The course is offered both live virtually and on-demand.

It is approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy and fulfills the 2.5-hour physical therapist ethics CEU requirement. It is also approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, NY Board of Physical Therapy, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The Objectives of this physical therapy ethics course and occupational therapy ethics course are:

Objective 1

Define ethics and the code of ethics of both the APTA and AOTA in order to practice in a more ethical manner

Objective 2

Analyze the boundaries of ethical principles for physical and occupational therapists in order to help resolve ethical dilemmas in professional practice

Objective 3

Apply the APTA ethical principles to rehab as evidenced through answering case study questions

Objective 4

Apply the AOTA ethical principles to rehab as evidenced through answering case study questions

Here are 2 brief clips from Let’ Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs:

Grey Ethics in Occupational Therapy

Grey Ethics in Occupational Therapy is the second of our online CEU ethics courses. It is an approved 1-hour course specifically designed for occupational therapists in that it analyzes the AOTA Code of Ethics and presents common ethical dilemmas that occupational therapists encounter in practice. Like Let's Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs, this course approaches ethics from the lens of moral psychology. Intuition is the primary decision maker in ethics and then rationality is used afterward to justify the decision. The course is offered both live virtually and on-demand.

The course is approved for CEUs by the AOTA. The course objectives are:

Objective 1

Define ethics and principles from the AOTA Code of Ethics in order to practice with more ethical clarity

Objective 2

Analyze the boundaries of ethical principles for occupational therapists in order to resolve ethical dilemmas in professional practice

Objective 3

Apply the AOTA ethical principles discussed in the webinar as evidenced through answering case study questions in the webinar

Here is a brief clip from Grey Ethics in Occupational Therapy

Ethical Dilemmas

Respect

Is it ethical or unethical to be disrespectful to a patient that is disrespectful to you?

Bias

Is it ethical or unethical to provide preferential treatment to a family member or friend?

Prioritizing Patients

Is it ethical or unethical to take a vacation knowing that patients will miss visits?

Money

Is it ethical or unethical to accepts gifts on a patient's discharge visit?

Faking

Is it ethical or unethical to discharge a patient that you think is faking a disability?

Autonomy

Is it ethical or unethical to give in to a patient's request for more massage?

Truth

It is ethical or unethical to omit an objective measurement in a note in order to get more visits for a patient?

Commitment

Is it unethical to fail to notify a patient that you are running late for a visit?

If you are looking for an interesting physical therapy ethics CEU online course or an interesting occupational therapy ethics CEU online course? You have come to the right place! Check out our innovative online CEU ethics courses? Don’t settle for the same old boring online CEU ethics courses! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email.

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FAQs

Q: Are your online CEU ethics courses approved for CEUs for PTs and OTs in other states?

A: Let’s Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs is approved by the NJ Board of PT #2110-14, Ohio Physical Therapy Association #21S2571, NY Board of PT, and the AOTA #02517. Many state PT boards require that physical therapists take physical therapy ethics courses every licensing cycle to maintain their professional license. Many state boards also accept course credit from courses that were approved by another state board of PT or a state chapter of the AOTA. Check your state board of PT for verification. Also, the AOTA website states that 37 state boards of occupational therapy accept continuing education credit from an AOTA approved course. Check your state board of OT for verification. Grey Ethics in Occupational Therapy is approved by the AOTA #04040.

Q: Are your virtual live physical therapy ethics courses considered live credits for CEUs?

A: Most states accept live virtual courses as live credit. Check your state board of PT or OT for verification.

Q: Do you offer discounts for groups of clinicians interested in taking your physical therapy course or occupational therapy course?

A: Yes, group rates are offered to clinicians. If you have 20 or more clinicians interested, let’s talk. Send us an email at ari.ginsberg@psychologyforthebody.com.

Q: Do I have to keep my camera on while attending your live virtual ethics courses?

A: No, however, courses are interactive and therefore demand participation from attendees.

Let's Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs

A 2.5 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – # 02517 

NY Board of Physical Therapy

The Ohio Physical Therapy Association # 21S2571

The NJ Board of PT # 2110-14

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition of approval from another state chapter of the APTA (Ohio PTA)

or another state board of PT (NY, NJ)

Objectives to facilitate clinician ethical practice

 

1. Define ethics and the Code of Ethics of the APTA/AOTA to practice in an ethical manner

2. Analyze the boundaries of ethical priniciples for PTs/OTs to solve ethical dilemmas

3. Apply APTA ethical principles to professional practice through case studies

4. Apply AOTA ethical principles to professional practice through case studies

A posttest/survey will be give after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Optimizing the Patient Experience

A 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02034

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Pending Approval by the NJ Board of PT – 2022 – 2024

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, WA, WI

Objectives related to professional development

1) Identify the components of bedside manner/ patient satisfaction and their link to healthcare outcomes

2) Apply strategies using social psychology to optimize the patient experience

3) Implement an organizational approach to improve patient satisfaction scores

A posttest/survey will be given following live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing the on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Improving Patient Adherence to Home Exercise Programs

 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02036

NY Board of Physical Therapy

The NJ Board of PT # 2111-80

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI

Objectives to facilitate patient/client goal achievement

1. Identify the benefits of home exercise programs

2) Define differing theories of motivation/influence

3) Apply social psychology to HEP prescription/plan

A posttest/survey will be given following live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

The Science of Bedside Manner and Patient Satisfaction

A 2 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02037

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Ohio Physical Therapy Association # 21S2565

The NJ Board of PT # 2110-15

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition of approval from another state chapter of the APTA (Ohio PTA)

or another state board of PT (NJ, NY)

Objectives to facilitate patient/client goal achievement

1. Develop and improve empathy skills

2. Identify the link between bedside manner/patient satisfaction and health outcomes

3. Measure patient satisfaction in a valid/reliable manner

4. Apply social psychology techniques to improve patient satisfaction

5) Integrate organizational strategies to improve patient satisfaction scores

A posttest/survey will be give after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Effective Leadership and Communication in Rehab

A 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02299

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, WA, WI

Objectives related to professional development

 

1. Define leadership and various leadership styles

2. Identify successful leadership styles in healthcare/rehab

3. Implement effective leadership communication strategies in rehab

A posttest/survey will be given after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

The New World of Rehab: Addressing Burnout

A 1-hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02035

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition by another state board of PT (NY)

Objectives related to professional development

 

1. Identify the causes of rehab burnout

2. Recognize the signs of rehab burnout

3. Apply strategies to prevent/reduce rehab burnout

A posttest/survey will be given after live and on-demand webinars. After on-demand purchase you will be redirected to a webpage with the video link/posttest link. A CEU certificate will be emailed following post-test completion