Northwestern University

Sat 9:00 AM

Functional Ethics

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 8th Floor, 645 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Public - Graduate Students

Cost: Alumni - $50
NUPT CIs - $75
Non-alumni, non-CI - $100

Contact: Tom Reeder   312.908.8160

Group: PTHMS

Category: Academic

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Speaker: Alice Salzman, PT, EdD
Alice Salzman, PT, EdD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University. Her teaching interests include physical therapy ethics, effective patient-physical therapist communication, and foundational physical therapy skills and interventions. Her current research explores knowledge of health literacy concepts among physical therapists, development of cultural competence, team-based learning in physical therapy, and various aspects of physical therapist professional development. She has served as member and Chair of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Ethics Committee, member of the APTA Global Health Task Force, delegate to the House of Delegates, member of the IPTA Representative Assembly, and Education Section CSM Program Chair. She has been a member of Health Volunteers Overseas since 1993 and serves on the Physical Therapy Steering Committee.

Course description:
Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants may face several ethical issues each day. Some have obvious solutions and are easily resolved while others are more subtle or challenging. In this session, we will discuss tools available to assist you and a process to facilitate ethical decision-making and practice applying the process to a series of case studies.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
Explain the relationship between legal and ethical practice issues.
Discuss documents available to assist with ethical questions.
Provide an overview of the RIPS model for addressing ethical dilemmas.
Discuss ethical situations using the RIPS model.

This course is worth 3 CEU hours. Parking passes are available for $12 on the registration page.

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