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Sexual Harassment and Physical Therapy Ethics

What You Will Learn

  • Have an understanding of sexual harassment definitions
  • Identify types of Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior (IPSB)
  • Discuss prevalence of IPSB in PT settings
  • Discuss effectiveness of those responses
  • Discuss common PT responses to IPSB
  • Identify inappropriate therapist behavior (sexual misconduct)
  • Be aware of the DC practice act regarding inappropriate therapist behaviors
  • Be aware of APTA Code of Ethics principles applicable to this topic

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What You Will Learn

  • Have an understanding of sexual harassment definitions
  • Identify types of Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior (IPSB)
  • Discuss prevalence of IPSB in PT settings
  • Discuss effectiveness of those responses
  • Discuss common PT responses to IPSB
  • Identify inappropriate therapist behavior (sexual misconduct)
  • Be aware of the DC practice act regarding inappropriate therapist behaviors
  • Be aware of APTA Code of Ethics principles applicable to this topic

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Price

$25 for Members
$50 for Non-Members

60 minutes
Date Published

July 13, 2020

Publisher

American Physical Therapy Association of DC

Subjects

Ethics, Sexual Harassment

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Summary

This one-hour seminar will explore the ethics and particulars of sexual harassment related to physical therapy. The seminar covers inappropriate patient sexual behavior including a synopsis of recent physical therapy research in this area, as well as discussion on PT practitioner sexual misconduct. Applicable APTA code of ethics principles and DC practice act language will be explored.

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Presenters

Jill S Boissonnault, PT, PhD

Jill S. Boissonnault, PT, PhD, is an Emeritus American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Certified Specialist in Women’s... Read More

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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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