This course provides the physical therapist clinical doctoral learner with foundational information as to legal, ethical and administrative decision-making processes regarding issues often encountered in clinical practice. Specific topics include PT malpractice; legal aspects of documentation; informed consent; sexual harassment and misconduct; ethics, core values and professional responsibility; preparation for a deposition; criminal/contract/ education law issues; and liability risk management. Utilizing theoretical frameworks, case-based decision-making situations are presented. The applications presented emphasize the ethical/legal responsibilities of the physical therapist as an autonomous practitioner.
Credits: 1.0 CEU (10 contact hours/CCUs)