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Being physical therapists / physiotherapists or healthcare professionals, we are fortunate for the care and support we provide and the roles we play in helping others. But did you ever consider that your role as a physiotherapist may leave the patient with an unpleasant experience? Do you always put yourself in your patient’s shoes? Do you think you always know what's best for your patients? In this course you will learn about informed consent in light of ethical and moral practice. It will leave you reflecting on your clinical practice, how to include your patients in the decision-making process and how to respect their autonomy and dignity.
Roger Kerry, a physiotherapist and an associate professor in the University of Nottingham, introduces informed consent in clinical practice and highlights the bioethical and legal foundations with practicality and application in mind.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading Section
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
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 1-1.5 hour 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 1 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.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- independently justify the type of informed consent necessary in different case scenarios
- select at least 3 benefits of practicing informed consent
- plan the use of informed consent in clinical practice based upon different scenarios
- list at least 2 limitations with informed consent
- explain the 4 pillars of ethical medical practice
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (ProCert)
Puerto Rico, United States - Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Unit (CCUs) to this course
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT001/2021/029 (3 Ethics CEUS Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 0.53 CCUs.
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Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Gerna De Jager
Thank you for reminding me to involve my patient more in the decision making
This course on informed consent was time well spent! I will really use this information and implement it as a physiotherapist.
Student, United Kingdom
The course was very insightful, and provided me with a lot of information in such a short span of time!
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
An essential course for all clinicians to understand the true complexity and importance of informed consent.