It is the responsibility of all healthcare professionals to be able to know and identify the code of ethics of their respective national association, their state board and their corporate policies and protocols. Our ethical responsibilities as clinical professionals range from providing the optimal care for each client’s best interest to maintaining their confidentiality and assuring accurate billing practices. In addition, we are held accountable to our organizations policies and procedures which are often federally mandated, to include further ethical requirements and responsibilities for working within the given guidelines.
This course reviews the required code of ethics for occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and massage therapists. In addition, we will review expectations that are often required by state licensure boards and the healthcare organization’s specific ethical issues, for which we must be compliant, to prevent serious negative consequences. It all comes together with an evidence-based decision-making model to utilize in a variety of workplace scenarios.
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- The Meaning of Ethics
- Personal and Professional Integrity
- The Principles of Ethics
- AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards
- APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapy Personnel
- ASHA Code of Ethics for Speech-Language Pathologists
- AMTA Code of Ethics for Massage Therapy
- Standards for Licensure
- Types of Fraud and Abuse
- HIPAA Privacy Rule
- The Realm-Individual Process-Situation (RIPS)
- Consequences of the failure to meet ethical standards
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the ability to list the facts of what is required to follow the respective code of ethics, given the facts and the decision-model to determine best actions.
- Define ethics and it’s key components
- Cite at least 3 principals of ethics
- List the rules of ethics for the respective national association, applicable to the participant’s discipline
- Identify example disciplinary actions that may result from violating specific rules of licensure
- Cite examples of documentation fraud in healthcare
- List examples of Protected Health Information that must be safeguarded
- Cite practical applications of ethics in real ethical dilemmas
- Identify common compliance issues and their consequences resulting from failure to meet ethical standards
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Select Rehabilitation and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.