PTA Handbook Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant

ISBN-10: 1556426216
ISBN-13: 9781556426216
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Are you tired of searching through multiple texts, articles, and other references to find the information you need? "The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant" 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 the student from admission into a physical therapist assistant program to entering clinical practice. The user-friendly format allows easy navigation through 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. 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. Theauthors 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 inception of the physical therapist assistant role. "The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant" is an essential reference for students, educators, counselors, and therapy managers who want to maximize the potential for success of the physical therapist assistant. Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis is the winner of the " President' s Award of Excellence" for 2005 at California State University, Fresno Topics Include: Evolving roles in physical therapy Interdisciplinary collaboration Legal and ethical considerations Cultural competence Learning and skill acquisition Effective studying and test-taking strategies Preparation for the licensure examination Clinical supervision, direction, and delegation Planning for career development

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Contributing Authors
Preface
The Physical Therapy Profession in the Changing World
The Profession of Physical Therapy
The Changing World and the Future of Physical Therapy
Evolving Roles in Physical Therapy
Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant
Financing Physical Therapist Assistant Education
A Primer on Physical Therapist Assistant Education
Standards of Behavior and Conduct
Student Performance Evaluation
Presentations, Papers, and Projects
Essentials for Success for Physical Therapist Assistant Students
Managing the Learning Process
Will I Do Well Enough?
Taking Control: Self-Management Strategies
Legal and Ethical Considerations
Support for Special Student Needs
Students With Disabilities
When Speaking and Writing English is a Challenge
Re-Entry and Career Transition Students
Planting the Seeds for a Bright Future
Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy
Information Competence
Diversity and Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy
Collaboration: You're on the Team
Student Involvement in the American Physical Therapy Association
Attending Conferences
First Steps Into the Profession of Physical Therapy
Preparing for Licensure
Entering the Job Market
Challenges for the New Graduate
Planning for Life-Long Learning
Working With Your Supervisor(s)
Appendices
Definition Language, Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy
APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct and Guide for Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant
APTA Code of Ethics and Guide to Professional Conduct
Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy
Direction and Supervision of the Physical Therapist Assistant
Levels of Supervision
Provision of Physical Therapy Interventions and Related Tasks
Index

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