Physical therapy ethics



Physical therapy ethics

Donald L. Gabard, Mike W. Martin

F.A. Davis, c2003

大学図書館所蔵 件 / 15



Includes bibliographical references and index



This user-friendly text is an introduction to the professional ethical dilemmas that are routinely encountered in physical therapy. Stories drawn from real-life cases provide a practical foundation for spirited class discussions within a larger philosophical framework. Frequently referring to the APTA Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct, this comprehensive yet portable book aims to provide students with the tools PTs and PTAs need to confront ethical dilemmas and moral controversy. The book explores the origin of four types of ethical issues: compliance issues, moral disagreements, moral vagueness and ethical dilemmas. Discussion questions stimulate class conversation and reflection on the practical and moral significance of therapists' work, while case studies bring an interactive, practical perspective to ethical and philosophical concepts that can be hard to grasp. Throughout, there are numerous examples of cultural differences and managed care challenges are explored.


  • Professionalism and ethics
  • good judgement and moral reasoning
  • respect for autonomy and information control
  • caring for patients
  • respect for persons and diversity
  • meaningful life and death
  • honesty and conflicts of interest
  • integrity and wrongdoing
  • justice and access to health care
  • leadership and administration
  • scientific integrity and experimentation. Appendices: APTA Code of Ethics
  • APTA Guide for Professional Conduct
  • APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant
  • APTA Guide for the Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant.

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