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Ethics & Jurisprudence - Wisconsin Physical Therapy - 4 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 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.
(3) 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
(4) 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
(5) 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.
(6) 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
(7) 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
(8) Which of the following is permitted under the Wisconsin PT statutes?
(A) Provision of physical therapy services based upon the written referral of a licensed practical nurse (LPN).
(B) Provision of physical therapy treatment without a referral; as part of a home health agency.
(C) Payment of a small commission to local case managers to thank them for their referrals.
(D) None of the above
(9) Unlicensed physical therapy personnel are required to have _______.
(A) Direct on-premise supervision by a physical therapist.
(B) Indirect on-premise supervision by either a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
(C) Line-of-sight supervision by either a physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, or a physician.
(D) Continuous oversight by either a physical therapist, MD, DO, chiropractor, or podiatrist.
(10) Which of the following statements concerning Wisconsin physical therapy continuing education requirements is FALSE?
(A) Physical therapists must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education each biennial registration period.
(B) Physical therapist assistants must complete at least 20 hours of continuing education each biennial registration period.
(C) As part of their total CE requirement, PTs & PTAs must complete four hours of Ethics & Jurisprudence each biennial registration period.
(D) Licensees who complete continuing education hours in excess of their biennial requirement may apply (carry-over) the additional hours to their next licensure period.
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