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"...assume leadership roles in rehabilitation prevention; health maintenance, and programs that promote health, wellness, and fitness; and in professional and community organizations...play important roles both in developing standards for physical therapist practice and in developing health care policy to ensure availability, accessibility, and optimal delivery of physical therapy services."
APTA. (2003) Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. 13
Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy by Clinical reasoning is an essential non-negotiable element for all health professionals. The ability of the health professional to demonstrate professional competence, compassion, and accountability depend on a foundation of sound clinical reasoning. The clinical reasoning process needs to bring together knowledge, experience, and understanding of people, the environment, and organizations along with a strong moral compass in making sound decisions and taking necessary actions. While clinical reasoning and the role of mentors has been a focus of the continued growth and development of residency programs in physical therapy, there is a critical need to have a broader, in-depth look at how educators across academic and clinical settings intentionally facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills across one's career. Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy: Facilitation, Assessment, and Implementation fills this need by providing a comprehensive and in-depth focus on development of the patient-client management skills of clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making. It takes into account teaching and learning strategies, assessment, and technological applications across the continuum from novice to residents/fellows-in-training, along with academic and clinical faculty for both entry-level and specialist practice. Drs. Gina Maria Musolino and Gail Jensen have designed this comprehensive resource with contributions from professional colleagues. The text centers on life-long learning by encouraging the development of clinical reasoning abilities from professional education through residency education. The aim and scope of the text is directed for physical therapy education, to enhance clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making for developing professionals and post-professionals in both clinical and academic realms, and for the development of clinical and academic faculty. Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy uniquely offers both evidence-based approaches and pragmatic consultation from award-winning authors with direct practice experiences developing and implementing clinical reasoning/clinical decision-making in practice applications for teaching students, residents, patients, and clinical/academic faculty in classrooms, clinics, and through simulation and telehealth. Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy is the first of its kind to address this foundational element for practice that is key for real-world practice and continuing competence as a health care professional. Physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students, faculty, and clinicians will find this to be an invaluable resource to enhance their clinical reasoning and decision making abilities.
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
Acute Care Physical Therapy by Acutely ill patients are found in the hospital, in the skilled nursing facility, in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, in outpatient practices, and in the home. The role of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant is to rehabilitate these vulnerable and frail patients to enhance their health and functioning. The goal of Acute Care Physical Therapy: A Clinician's Guide, Second Edition is to provide the acute care practitioner with the necessary knowledge to improve patients' structural impairments and activity limitations so they can more successfully participate in life. Nothing could be more challenging and rewarding. Inside, Drs. Daniel Malone and Kathy Lee Bishop, along with their contributors, provide a comprehensive review of acute care physical therapist best practice. This text builds upon fundamental knowledge by addressing important components of the patient examination ranging from the patient's medical history to laboratory testing to life supporting equipment. Following this introduction, each chapter highlights specific organ systems with a review of pertinent anatomy and physiology followed by common health conditions and medical management. Important physical therapy concerns, examination findings, and rehabilitation interventions are discussed in detail. This Second Edition includes numerous tables, figures, review questions, and case studies that highlight clinical reasoning and the physical therapy patient care model as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. New in the Second Edition: Increased focus on evidence-based examination, evaluation, and intervention The latest technology in physiologic monitoring and patient support equipment Introduces the "PT Examination" and "ICU" algorithms to promote safe and progressive rehabilitation Emphasis on clinical decision making through the application of a clinical reasoning model applied to the end of chapter cases Acute Care Physical Therapy: A Clinician's Guide, Second Edition will serve as a valuable education tool for students, newer professionals as well as post-professionals who provide therapy services to the acutely ill patient regardless of setting.
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
Clinical Education in Physical Therapy by Written in adherence with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education's (CAPTE) standards, Clinical Education in Physical Therapy explores the evolution from student to Clinical Instructor (CI) while serving as an essential educational resource for Physical Therapy students. This exciting new text presents the rewards and challenges of becoming a CI, the legal issues involved for the academic institution and the clinical sites, interprofessional education, clinical education models, establishing a clinical education program, and much more! Trends in the current healthcare marketplace are also highlighted, addressing changes in employment and staffing arrangements that directly impact practice and clinical education.Clinical Education in Physical Therapy takes the reader from the responsibilities of a student learner through the completion of clinical education, guiding the student through entering the world as a practitioner, and ultimately facilitating the decision-making process of transitioning to a CI and potentially a Site Coordinator of Clinical Education (SCCE). The text includes a dedicated chapter on leadership and professionalism, both of which have been stressed in recent years by both the APTA and CAPTE. Clinical Education in Physical Therapy incorporates a robust pedagogy with a consistent format. Key Points and Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter establish primary take-aways for readers, while case studies in select chapters reinforce practical application of the material. Chapters end with thought provoking Discussion Questions designed to strengthen the readers mastery of key topics and inspire analysis. Slides in PowerPoint format are also available to aid instructors in teaching their courses.
Publication Date: 2019-05-02
Learning to Lead in Physical Therapy by A timely and essential book for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students, faculty, and practitioners, as well as clinical educators, Learning to Lead in Physical Therapy provides information on identifying, developing, and demonstrating effective leadership skills for daily practice. Drs. Jennifer Green-Wilson and Stacey Zeigler explain that in a health care field that's constantly evolving, leadership skill development must be a high priority in physical therapy education and practice. Leadership skills are critical for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants throughout the course of their careers--in an informal leadership role with patients, in collaboration and advocacy for interdisciplinary care, and in formal leadership positions as they continually adapt to new expectations. With an evidence-based framework, the authors incorporate a workbook-style text with written prompts, activities, tools, quotes, and personal vignettes from practicing clinicians to explore concepts including: Discovering your individual strengths, developing your leadership style, and learning to lead through mentorship and coaching Communicating effectively, incorporating teamwork and collaboration, becoming an inclusive leader, and leading through conflict Effecting change through leadership, ethical decision-making, and serving others This book is easily incorporated within a single course or across multiple courses throughout a curriculum. Academic and clinical faculty and practitioners will also find this book easy to use for personal growth with its activity-based guidance through each chapter. Instructors can visitwww.efacultylounge.com for additional materials for use in the classroom or the clinic. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants have the unique opportunity to be leaders at all levels--in their practices, the health care system, and their communities at large. Learning to Lead in Physical Therapy is an essential text in preparing students, faculty, and practitioners of all levels for these crucial leadership roles and responsibilities.
Publication Date: 2020-06-24
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