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Ethical dilemmas arise in our everyday practice. They can be between patient and therapist on an interpersonal level, within ourselves in struggling intrapersonally, within the interdisciplinary team or institution we are working in on an interprofessional or intra-organisational realm, or even related to "hot topics" in health- or socio-political fields. For some of these dilemmas it may be very challenging to finding a solution that respects all viewpoints, values and duties of the involved persons and institutions involved. For good ethical clinical decision making all healthcare practitioners should utilise a knowledge of ethics that includes an understanding of the underlying basis for ethical principles and professional frameworks for practice.
This programme of courses aims to help you identify and reflect on ethical issues in your everyday professional practice.
This programme consists of four separate online courses and an assignment:
- Ethical Principles and Values
- Frameworks for Ethical Decision Making
- Applied Ethical Reasoning
- Exploring Ethical Issues
- Final assignment
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 24-26 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 24.3 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.