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Geriatric Physical Therapy Professionalism: Your Journey

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: 24 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Minutes

The scope of practice in physical therapy continues to expand, with greater opportunity for clinicians to deepen and focus their expertise, improving quality of care for patients/clients. As a doctoring profession, we are accountable for commitment to professional development and clinical excellence, integrity, moral agency, and competence.
With experience, proficiency, and credentials come expectations and accountability beyond the daily performance of your job. This course will challenge you to consider these opportunities and potentially set some personal goals for the next steps in your career. This course is appropriate for physical therapists pursuing board specialty in geriatrics and those who wish to deepen the focus of their practice to serve the aging population specifically.

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: Your Journey

In this course, we will cover why professional responsibility is relevant to your practice and the current statements available (Vision 2020 and Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy strategic goals) to support professional practice in our current healthcare environment. We will then dive deeper into translating the research and uncover immediate actions you can take to weave the threads of professional responsibility into the fabric of your daily practice.

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