The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 1

The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 1

by Kathleen Curtis, Peggy DeCelle Newman
     
 

Are you tired of searching through multiple texts, articles, and other references to find the information you need? Physical Therapy Foundations for the Physical Therapist Assistant: Keys to Success in School and Career contains extensive coverage of the most pertinent issues for the physical therapist assistant, including the physical therapist-physical

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Are you tired of searching through multiple texts, articles, and other references to find the information you need? Physical Therapy Foundations for the Physical Therapist Assistant: Keys to Success in School and Career contains extensive coverage of the most pertinent issues for the physical therapist assistant, including the physical therapist-physical therapist assistant preferred relationship, evidence-based practice and problem-solving, essentials of information competence, and diversity. This comprehensive text successfully guides physical therapist assistant students from the start of their education into their clinical practice. The user-friendly format allows for easy navigation of topics including changes and key features of the health care environment, guides to essential conduct and behavior, and ethical and legal considerations. Strategies are provided to successfully manage financial decisions and curriculum requirements, as well as opportunities and obstacles that may emerge. The physical therapist - physical therapist assistant relationship - often a source of confusion for health care and academic administrators, academic and clinical faculty, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants - is specifically profiled and analyzed. The authors clarify this relationship by utilizing an appropriate mixture of case studies, multiple examples, and current reference documents. Each chapter is followed by a "Putting It Into Practice" exercise, which gives the reader an opportunity to apply the information in their educational or clinical practice setting. The information presented is current and represents the evolution of the physical therapy profession over the past 35 years, since the development of the physical therapist assistant role. Physical Therapy Foundations for the Physical Therapist Assistant is a necessary text for all students wanting to minimize their questions and maximize their potential. Top

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556426216
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,221,342
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents 

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Contributing Authors
Preface

Part One The Physical Therapy Profession in the Changing World
Chapter 1 The Profession of Physical Therapy
Chapter 2 The Changing World and the Future of Physical Therapy
Chapter 3 Evolving Roles in Physical Therapy
Part Two Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant
Chapter 4 Financing Physical Therapist Assistant Education
Chapter 5 A Primer on Physical Therapist Assistant Education
Chapter 6 Standards of Behavior and Conduct
Chapter 7 Student Performance Evaluation
Chapter 8 Presentations, Papers, and Projects
Part Three Essentials for Success for Physical Therapist Assistant Students
Chapter 9 Managing the Learning Process
Chapter 10 Will I Do Well Enough?
Chapter 11 Taking Control: Self-Management Strategies
Chapter 12 Legal and Ethical Considerations
Part Four Support for Special Student Needs
Chapter 13 Students With Disabilities
Chapter 14 When Speaking and Writing English is a Challenge
Chapter 15 Re-Entry and Career Transition Students
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Part Five Planting the Seeds for a Bright Future
Chapter 16 Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy
Chapter 17 Information Competence
Chapter 18 Diversity and Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy
Chapter 19 Collaboration: You’re on the Team
Chapter 20 Student Involvement in the American Physical Therapy Association
Chapter 21 Attending Conferences
Part Six First Steps Into the Profession of Physical Therapy
Chapter 22 Preparing for Licensure
Chapter 23 Entering the Job Market
Chapter 24 Challenges for the New Graduate
Chapter 25 Planning for Life-Long Learning
Chapter 26 Working With Your Supervisor(s)

Appendices
Appendix 1 Definition Language, Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy
Appendix 2 APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct and Guide for Conduct for the Physical Therapist
Appendix 3 APTA Code of Ethics and Guide to Professional Conduct
Appendix 4 Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy
Appendix 5A Direction and Supervision of the Physical Therapist Assistant
Appendix 5B Levels of Supervision
Appendix 6 Provision of Physical Therapy Interventions and Related Tasks

Index

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