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Ethics for Clinical Practice

July 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Speaker: Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, President, Living Well With Dementia, LLC, Wilmington, DE

Course Objectives: By the end of this presentation the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the ethical principles in health care
  • Analyze case and professional examples for ethical dilemmas in everyday clinical practice
  • Given scenarios, develop scripts for discussing ethical concerns with appropriate parties.

Course Description: Ethical issues are often perceived as something that isn’t encountered on an everyday basis. However, there are real world examples that can happen every day! Join us for a discussion of ethical dilemmas you might see on the spectrum of physical therapy practice and how you can utilize a decision-making plan when these occur.

Course Outline:

  • 0-15 minutes- evolution of ethics and components
  • 16-30 minutes- APTA Code of Ethics and Standard of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant
  • 30-60 minutes- ethical principles in healthcare
  • 60-70 minutes- models for ethical decision making
  • 70-85 minutes- how to develop your ethical “muscle memory”
  • 85-105 minutes- case application and group practice
  • 105-120 minutes- question and answer/wrap up


APTA Delaware
(609) 570-3492
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