Fall 2011: Week 6, Lecture 1<br />PTHA 1301: The Profession of Physical Therapy<br />
The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant: Regulations and Responsibilities by Holly M. Clynch<br />Vision 2020 Recap<br />“As the PT’s role has advanced, many PTs and PTAs wondered how those changes would affect the role and utilization of the PTA… In 2001, a task force was charged by the House of Delegates to look at the role of the PTA to determine what the future role should be and whether an associate-level degree would continue to provide PTAs with an adequate level of entry-level educational preparation. The results of the study, presented in 2003, determined that, although the associate degree remained appropriate, there needed to be ways for PTAs to demonstrate the development of advanced skills after graduation. These findings led the APTA to create the Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the PTA, a mechanism for acknowledging those PTAs who have developed expertise in a specific practice area… Since the time of that study, the percentage of PTs graduating with doctoral-level degrees has increased much faster than originally anticipated, again making the differences in the levels of educational preparation for PTs and PTAs a topic of concern. For this reason, in 2008 the Advisory Panel of PTAs again asked the Board of Directors to look at the PTAs role. Once again, the Association validated the role of the PTA in physical therapist practice and within the APTA. The Board’s 2009 report continued to support the entry-level degree remaining at the Associate level and once again recognized that PTAs can further develop their skills and knowledge after graduation.”<br />
The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant: Regulations and Responsibilities by Holly M. Clynch<br />Achieving and Demonstrating Advanced Skill Development Through the APTA<br />“The APTA developed the Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant. It was first awarded in 2005 to 33 PTAs; as of 2010, 320 PTAs have received it. Being honored in such a way by the APTA has given these PTAs formal recognition of their expertise in a particular area of PT beyond that of the entry-level clinician… APTA describes the benefits of: gaining increased confidence in one’s abilities, potential career advancement opportunities, and reinforcement of the value of lifelong learning.”<br /><ul><li>Cardiovascular/pulmonary
Oncology</li></li></ul><li>APTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the PTA<br />Minimum eligibility requirements for receiving the APTA’s Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant:<br /><ul><li>5 years of experience as a PTA
2000 work hours in the category of advanced proficiency for which one has applied (500 of which must have been in the preceding year)
60 contact hours/6 CEUs per year in each of the past 5 years. At least 45 contact hours each year must be in the selected category for proficiency
One letter of recommendation from a PT, identifying and describing the applicant’s consistent, above average work performance as part of a PT/PTA team.
3 examples of community involvement that demonstrate the applicant’s leadership and community contributions, one of which must be directly related to health care.</li></li></ul><li>Today’s Theme Song<br />Tim McGraw - Indian Outlaw - YouTube<br />
Goals for Today: Diversity & Communication<br />Identify personal attitudes, beliefs, and values<br />Discuss multicultural perspectives and cultural competence as they relate to physical therapy care<br />Explain the effect of patient diversity on physical therapy care<br />Summarize the importance of communication on physical therapy care<br />Practice Generic Abilities (Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, and Professionalism)<br />
Imagine you have a colleague who makes offensive comments about people.<br /><ul><li>How would you feel?
According to Merriam-Webster.com<br />di·ver·si·ty<br />noun də-ˈvər-sə-tē, dī-<br />pluraldi·ver·si·ties<br />Definition of DIVERSITY<br />1:the condition of having or being composed of differing elements :variety; especially: the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization <programs intended to promote diversity in schools> <br />2:an instance of being composed of differing elements or qualities : an instance of being diverse <a diversity of opinion> <br />Examples: Age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, mental/physical ability, socioeconomic status, religion<br />
Attitudes, Beliefs, & Values<br />Attitude - A mental position with regard to a fact or state<br />Synonyms – outlook, feelings, thoughts, behaviors, mind-set, way of thinking, opinion, point of view<br />Cognitive (think)<br />Emotional (feel)<br />Behavioral (act)<br />Belief- Trust or confidence placed in a person, idea, or thing. Stereotype. A system of beliefs such as faith<br />Values- Some principle or quality held to be desirable. To consider or rate highly<br />
Think about what personal skills/attributes that you value in yourselves & in others.<br />Consider values in the areas of: physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and creative/artistic.<br />Identify 10 different skills/attributes of value to you.<br />Prioritize your values from most important to least important.<br />Gather in groups of 5 to discuss your values.<br />Within each group, agree on 10 personal values and put them in order from most important to least important.<br />Each group shares with class<br />Activity: Your own Attitudes, Beliefs, & Values <br />
Upcoming Assignments<br />Participate in Disability Experiment for FOUR consecutive hours between 10/07/11 – 10/10/11<br />Outline of Research Paper due 10/11/11<br />Summary of Disability Experiment due 10/11/11<br />PAHC page 259, #2 Discussion Board due 10/11/11<br />Show Elaine 5 additional notecards PER source (50 total notecards)<br />Test #2 – Friday, 10/21/11<br />