Basic Ethics for the Healthcare Professional

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Course Description: 2 Hours (.2 CEUs)

This basic ethics course is designed for rehabilitation professionals, such as occupational and physical therapists.  This course will provide a basic introduction to philosophical theories on ethics, including Kant, Mills and Plato.  It will discuss the rights, duties and obligations of healthcare providers.  Participants will learn theories of ethics and ethical analysis of clinical cases to better prepare them for everyday scenarios.  Knowledge of common ethical problems and dilemmas in healthcare, and strategies to address them will help participants increase their competence in addressing ethical questions in healthcare. It includes a combination of lecture and case studies.  In addition, the APTA Code of Ethics will be presented and discussed.  Finally, state practice acts will be provided with their clinical applications.

This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture and all written material, is 2 hours.

Course Outline

Healthcare Ethics for the Rehabilitation Professional
2 Hours
Presenter: Bridget Morehouse, MPT, MBA
1. Define Ethics
2. Review of Ethical Philosophies
3. Define Health Care Ethics
4. Review APTA Code of Ethics
5. Present state practice acts
6. Discuss clinical scenarios with application of ethical philosophies, APTA Code of Ethics, and state practice acts.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will have a better understanding of the following:

  • Evaluate basic terminology, principles and methods of ethics.
  • Apply ethical principles to discussion and analysis of clinical cases.
  • Review ethical issues and policies that impact rehabilitation professionals.
  • The APTA Code of Ethics will be presented with clinical applications.
  • Review state practices acts, and discuss common clinical scenarios with applications of these practice acts.

Presenter: Bridget Morehouse, MPT, MBA

Bridget Morehouse, PT, MBA is a practicing physical therapist and payer relations specialist in Bolingbrook, IL. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy and Masters in Business Administration in 2001 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She currently holds a position as adjunct faculty for Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, teaching healthcare policy, business administration, and professional issues. Ms. Morehouse is the owner of Morehouse Consulting where she serves as a payment consultant for many outpatient practices and rehab agencies. She also serves as the payer relations specialist for the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. She has held positions related to payer relations with the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Handouts available for downloading/printing to all courses.

Take Course $39
30 Days Unlimited Access