Take an engaging approach to real-world problems with the only book of its kind written for physical therapists.
This groundbreaking text breaks new ground again. It’s now three books in one…a comprehensive exploration of ethics as well as of professionalism and cultural diversity.
The thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded 2nd Edition offers physical therapists the tools they need as they confront the ethical dilemmas and moral controversies that they will encounter in professional practice. At the same time, it stimulates reflection on the moral significance of a therapist’s work, a neglected area of study.
Stories drawn from real-life cases identify and define a broad range of ethical problems, and show readers how to resolve them. An emphasis on day-to-day issues makes ethical and philosophical concepts easy to understand.
Each chapter begins with selected principles from the APTA’s Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct. New cases studies, new illustrations, and expanded discussions of ethical issues make the 2nd Edition even more essential.
Core Professional Concepts; Professionalism and Ethics; Caring, Character, and Principles; Respect for Autonomy and Information Control; Scientific Integrity and Experimentation; Respect and Caring; Respect for Persons and Diversity; Caring for Patients; Caring and Life-Threatening Illness; Organizations and Administration; Honesty and Conflicts of Interest; Integrity and Wrongdoing; Leadership and Administration; Justice and Access to Health care; Ethical Theories; Appendices; APTA Code of Ethics; APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant.