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Physical Therapy Professional Foundations Keys to Success in School and Career

ISBN-10: 1556424116
ISBN-13: 9781556424113
Edition: 2001
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Description: Physical Therapy Professional Foundations: Keys to Success in School and Career is a comprehensive new text that provides an in-depth guide for physical therapy students from the start of their education to clinical practice. This user-friendly text  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Physical Therapy Professional Foundations: Keys to Success in School and Career is a comprehensive new text that provides an in-depth guide for physical therapy students from the start of their education to clinical practice. This user-friendly text begins as the students enter the educational program, offering an introduction to the physical therapy profession and current issues in physical therapy. The author offers practical strategies for students as they progress through professional education including financial considerations, professional behavior, performance expectations, legal and ethical issues as well as requirements and challenges faced during the transition from school to career. Special coverage of concerns of re-entry students, students with disabilities, and students with English as a second language are also addressed. Physical Therapy Professional Foundations: Keys to Success in School and Career is a valuable resource for new graduate physical therapists as they prepare for and begin their careers. Topics that will assist them in this important stage are preparation for the licensure examination, entering the job market, common challenges for new graduate physical therapists, and planning for career development. This essential text contains numerous references and resources to provide opportunities for further research and professional development from such publications as the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. This simple and straightforward approach will provide the keys to success for students in the field of physical therapy, as well as a reference and resource for physical therapy faculty and practicing clinicians. Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis is the winner of the “President’s Award of Excellence” for 2005 at California State University, Fresno Additional Topics Covered Inside: Learning and skill acquisition. Personal management decisions. Evidence-based practice and critical thinking. Interprofessional collaboration. Student roles in the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preface
The Physical Therapy Profession in the Changing World
The Profession of Physical Therapy
The Changing World and the Future of Physical Therapy
The Evolving Roles of the Physical Therapist
Becoming a Physical Therapist
Financing Physical Therapy Education
A Primer on Physical Therapist Education
Professional Behavior
Student Performance Evaluation
Professional Presentations, Papers, and Projects
Essentials for Success of Physical Therapy Students
Managing the Learning Process
Will I Do Well Enough?
Taking Control: Self-Management Strategies
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Physical Therapy Students
Support for Special Student Needs
Students with Disabilities
English Is Not My First Language
Re-Entry and Second-Career Students
Planting the Seeds for a Bright Future
Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice
Information Competence
Diversity and Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy
Collaboration: You're on the Team!
Student Involvement in the American Physical Therapy Association
Attending Professional Conferences
First Steps into the Profession of Physical Therapy
Preparing for Licensure
Entering the Job Market
Challenges for the New Graduate
Planning for Professional Development
Appendices
Model Definition of Physical Therapy for State Practice Acts
APTA Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct
APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant
APTA Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy and the Accompanying Criteria
Index

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