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Physical Therapy Ethics: Do the Ends Justify the Means? - Princeton Health Employees

Session Dates
Oct 30, 2019  |  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type: For Health Professionals
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
1 Plainsboro Rd
First Floor, Education Center, Conference Rooms C, D & E

Course Description

This 2.5 credit Ethics Course is designed for therapists wishing to satisfy the mandatory Ethics requirement with an interactive problem solving course. It builds on the basic course provided by the speaker during the previous licensure period. The course is designed to be an interactive case based demonstration of the interaction and independence of ethics and law in the practice of physical therapy; the relationship of competence to professional behavior will be explored.

This course requires your active participation in problem solving. It is recommended that you only choose this course if you are willing to participate in the discussions. If you prefer a more passive learning environment it is suggested that you choose another course.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants shall be able to:
  1. Discuss potential areas of conflict within decision-making locus of authority
  2. Analyze case scenarios to allow participants to explore ethical problems relating to cases. Specifically, participants will be asked to:
  3. Identify potential outcomes to the cases presented
  4. Identify the issues and barriers in the case that may impact obtaining a satisfactory outcome to the dilemma
  5. Evaluate whether the potential solution is justified based on the desired outcome of the case.


• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants

Continuing Education Credits

This course has been submitted to the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval for 2.5 CEU is pending.

Course Schedule

5:00 p.m.

5:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Case Studies
Participants will be divided into small groups for case analysis, followed by discussion with entire audience. Relevant information will be provided by presenter as appropriate. One 15-minute break will be proved at an appropriate time.


About the Speaker

Dr. Dennise Krencicki joined the faculty of the Physical Therapy Program jointly sponsored by UMDNJ and Rutgers University in 1997 as an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education. She teaches in the areas of Professional Issues/Ethics, Management and is a lab instructor in foundational courses. She has over 25 years of clinical experience, including clinical practice in adult rehab, acute care, outpatient care and subacute care, which includes 20 years in management and supervisory positions.

Dr. Krencicki is active in the professional association, including serving terms as the NJ Chapter President and Chief Delegate of the American Physical Therapy Association. She also served on the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Registration Information

Register by October 23, 2019.

If you are NOT an employee of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, please register here.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until October 23, 2019.


Registration Fees

Fee includes a light dinner.

Princeton Health Employees:
Please register below.

Cost: $50.00
Please provide: the names of all attendees AND the name of your manager.

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