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Ethics - Pennsylvania Physical Therapy - 2 Hour

You will need to answer 7 questions correctly to pass the test.
(1) Which statement regarding ethics theories is INCORRECT?
(A) Utilitarianism is the theory that right and wrong is determined by consequence.
(B) Social Contract Theory proposes that moral code is created by the people who form societies.
(C) Ethical Egoism is based on the theory that each person should do whatever promotes their own best interests.
(D) Natural Law Theory proposes that ethical behavior is a result of inherent character traits.
(2) Which of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) All actions that are legal are also morally right.
(B) All actions that are morally right are also legal.
(C) Physical therapy ethics vary state by state.
(D) The APTA Code of Ethics establishes ethical behavior for all physical therapists; including therapists who are not members of the APTA.
(3) Which of the following is NOT one of the stated purposes of the APTA's Code of Ethics?
(A) Provide standards of behavior and performance that form the basis of professional accountability to the public.
(B) Establish rules that define lawful physical therapy practice.
(C) Provide guidance for physical therapists facing ethical challenges.
(D) Establish standards by which the APTA can determine if a physical therapist has engaged in unethical conduct.
(4) As per the principles of the APTA's Code of Ethics, it is unethical for a physical therapist to have a sexual relationship with ________.
(A) their patient
(B) a PTA working under their supervision
(C) their physical therapy student intern
(D) All of the above
(5) According to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, physical therapist assistants shall provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a ___________.
(A) physical therapist
(B) physical therapist or physician
(C) physical therapist, physician, or other qualified health care professional
(D) None of the above
(6) Which of the following statements regarding informed consent is FALSE?
(A) Informed consent must always be specific to the individual patient.
(B) Blanket consent should be obtained from the patient if the care plan includes multiple repeated treatments
(C) Notification informs patients of their rights and how care is delivered.
(D) Patients have a right to refuse treatment; even those that could save their life.
(7) A circumstance in which a personal interest displaces the professional's primary commitment to the patient's welfare is known as ________.
(A) fiduciary displacement
(B) blind egoism
(C) a double bind situation
(D) boundary neglect
(8) Gifts from companies to physical therapists are acceptable only when ____.
(A) the primary purpose is the enhancement of patient care and medical knowledge
(B) each professional in the field receives the same gift without regard to previous product usage
(C) the company is introducing a new product or service to the market
(D) permission is received from the professional's employer
(9) Information relating to _____ is individually identifiable health information that is covered under the Privacy Rule of HIPAA
(A) an individual's past, present or future physical or mental health or condition
(B) the provision of health care to the individual
(C) the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to the individual
(D) All of the above
(10) It is unethical for a physical therapist to ________________.
(A) have a physician as a medical director
(B) sublease office space to a potential referral source
(C) waive the insurance co-pay for the spouse of a referring physician
(D) meet with a physician to educate them about new physical therapy techniques and interventions
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