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Geriatric Physical Therapy Professionalism: Guiding Principles

presented by Kathryn Brewer, PT, DPT, MEd, Geriatric Clinical Specialist Emeritus

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Financial: Kathryn Brewer is an allied staff member for the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She is also a regional faculty member for APTA Geriatrics and an adjunct faculty member for Midwestern University. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Kathryn Brewer is a residency faculty member for the Mayo Clinic Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency program. She is also a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute merit reviewer and an Osteoporosis International peer reviewer. She has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Audio Runtime: 19 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 15 Minutes

When you aim to practice at the top of your license, you don't have to go it alone. Research has given us a clear picture of our obligations and opportunities as a doctoring profession, including characteristics of professional behavior applied to clinical, educational, and research settings. We must maintain an active responsibility for the growth of the physical therapy profession and the health of the people we serve. Think about why you chose physical therapy as your career and whether you have found your purpose, specifically in the care of older adults.
This audio course will invite you to reflect on how you practice. Consider your own maturity as a clinician and expert in the continuum of professional development. We will discuss barriers and explore opportunities to fulfill the guiding principles in geriatric physical therapy practice. Defining the foundations of clinical competency and expert practice will help us identify where we as individuals may need to invest in ourselves, as well as advocate for research evidence and policy change to provide optimal access and care for our patients.

Meet Your Instructor

Kathryn Brewer, PT, DPT, MEd, Geriatric Clinical Specialist Emeritus

Dr. Brewer graduated with her degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University and received her Master of Education degree from the University of Cincinnati. Her doctorate degree is from Temple University. She has been certified as a geriatric specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 1994. Dr. Brewer currently practices…

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1. Geriatric Physical Therapy Professionalism: Guiding Principles

In this course, we will highlight professional behaviors and the six guiding principles from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. We will then share strategies on how to apply these principles to your daily practice as a clinical professional serving the geriatric population.

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