Current Course Offerings

Physical Therapy Ethics: Learn, Understand, Then Practice

Presented by: Beth Sarfaty, PT, MBA

Physical therapists and physical therapist’s assistants are required to make ethical decisions every day while treating patients. This course is designed to provide PTs and PTAs guidance in ethical decision making and provide resources to help guide through the decision-making process. This course will include facilitated discussion among participants. Discussions will center around ethics regarding how challenges present themselves in the realm of everyday practice in a variety of settings. Learning about different methods and principles in how to handle ethical cases will also be discussed and applied to a variety of case scenarios.

This 2.5 credit Ethics course is offered to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in a highly interactive and enjoyable atmosphere. Multiple case studies spanning different practice settings will be problem-solved, shared and discussed in a participatory forum.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Define key terms
  • Recognize an ethical situation
  • Learn how to utilize the APTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA in resolving ethical decisions
  • Work with colleagues in applying the principles of ethical decision making to actual ethical situations
  • Evaluate real life situations and determine the proper course of action
  • Learn how to refer to the NJ State Rules and Regulations to guide in making medical-legal decisions

NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Approval #2016-1227

Course Locations/Dates/Times/Agendas

Monday June 12, 2017 - Genesis at Jersey Shore Rehab, Eatontown, NJ

Genesis at Jersey Shore Rehab
3 Industrial Way East
Eatontown, NJ 07724

5:00-5:30p Registration
5:30-6:15p Issues and Trends in Physical Therapy
6:15-6:45p Case Studies
6:45-7:00p Break
7:00-8:15p Case Study Discussion

Saturday Sept 16, 2017 - All-Care Physical Therapy, Toms River, NJ

All-Care Physical Therapy
19 Mule Road
Toms River, NJ 08757

8:30-9:00a Registration
9:00-9:45a Issues and Trends in Physical Therapy
9:45-10:15a Case Studies
10:15-10:30a Break
10:30-11:45a Case Study Discussion

Monday Oct 2, 2017 - Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ

Holy Name Medical Center
718 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666

5:00-5:30p Registration
5:30-6:15p Issues and Trends in Physical Therapy
6:15-6:45p Case Studies
6:45-7:00p Break
7:00-8:15p Case Study Discussion

Wednesday Oct 25, 2017 - Cedar Crest, Pompton Plains, NJ

Cedar Crest
1 Cedar Crest Drive
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

5:00-5:30p Registration
5:30-6:15p Issues and Trends in Physical Therapy
6:15-6:45p Case Studies
6:45-7:00p Break
7:00-8:15p Case Study Discussion

Sunday Nov 5, 2017 - Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Hackensack University Medical Center
Community Education Room
Rt 17 North
Maywood, NJ 07607

8:30-9:00a Registration
9:00-9:45a Issues and Trends in Physical Therapy
9:45-10:15a Case Studies
10:15-10:30a Break
10:30-11:45a Case Study Discussion

All course materials will be emailed prior to the course, with your confirmation. No materials will be handed out at the course location.