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Profession

Unique knowledge and skills, commitment to self-improvement, service orientation, covenantal relationship with patient/client, etc.

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Commonalities of doctoring professions

Unique set of knowledge and skills, ethical standards, organization that represents the interests of the profession, licensure requirements, autonomous decision making ability, external recognition and acceptance by society

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Physical Therapist (PT)

Professional practitioner
Have to be licensed

Scope of practice

Graduate of CAPTE accredited PT program (Graduate degree)

Code of Ethics

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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Only individual who assists the PT in selected interventions

Can’t diagnosis, evaluate, discharge, operate autonomously, etc

Not necessarily licensed in all states, may have to be registered though

Scope of work (what they can/can’t do)

Graduate of CAPTE accredited program (Associate degree)

Standards of Ethical Conduct

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Elements of Vision 2020

Autonomous Physical Therapist practice

Direct access

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lifelong learning

Evidence-based practice

Practitioner of choice

Professionalism

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New vision of PT - Vision

Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience

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New vision of PT - Mission

"Building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society" -APTA

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New vision of PT - summary

New vision is less about improvements for PTs, but rather how PTs can improve others and society

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Identity (in PT profession)

define/promote the movement system

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Quality (in PT profession)

establish/adopt best practice standards

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Collaboration (in PT profession)

demonstrate value of working with other health care providers, consumers, community organizations, & other disciplines

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Value (in PT profession)

provide safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, & equitable care

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Innovation (in PT profession)

enhance health services delivery & increase value of PT to society

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Consumer (in PT profession)

centricity-focus on patient/client/consumer values & goals

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Access/Equality (in PT profession)

recognize health inequities & disparities; work to ameliorate

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Advocacy (in PT profession)

advocate for patients/clients/consumers both as individuals & as a population

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Arcadia Professional Meeting Requirements

Must attend one per year to learn the business associated with professional organizations (excluding during 6-month clinical)

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Professionalism and core values

Professionalism begins with core values

Core values are the basis of skills/practices/relationships, which link values and external behaviors

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PT Core Values

Accountability
Altruism
Compassion/Caring
Excellence
Integrity
Professional Duty
Social Responsibility

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Accountability (PT Core Value)

Active acceptance of responsibility

Includes self-regulation and other behaviors

–Positive influence on outcomes profession & societal needs

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Altruism (PT Core Value)

Primary regard for/devotion to interests of patients

Fiduciary responsibility
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Patient’s needs>physical therapist’s interests

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Compassion/Caring (PT Core Value)

Identity with other’s experience

Compassion is precursor to Caring

Concern, empathy, consideration for needs/values of others

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Excellence (PT Core Value)

Practice using current knowledge/theory

Understand personal limits
Integrate judgement & pt perspective

Embraces advancement

Challenges mediocrity

Work toward new knowledge

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Integrity (PT Core Value)

Steadfast adherence to high ethical & professional standards

Truthfulness, fairness

Doing what you say you’ll do

Explaining why and what you do

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Professional Duty (PT Core Value)

Commitment to the obligation to provide effective physical therapist services

Serve the profession

Positively influence the health of society

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Social Responsibility (PT Core Value)

Promotion of a mutual trust between profession and public

Respond to health needs of society