Journal of Physical Therapy Education

Journal of Physical Therapy Education is a medical journal focusing on Physical Therapy Education

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, Winter

Assessing Professional Behaviors Using Qualitative Data Analysis
Background and Purpose. Educators assess outcomes throughout a student's academic experience. Abstract constructs such as professional behaviors, are difficult to fully assess; yet are considered integral to practice. Qualitative research methods are...
Facilitating Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Theoretical Foundations for the Facilitation Process
Background and Purpose. As doctors of physical therapy achieve increased autonomy and take greater leadership in the provision of health care, a correspondingly higher level of professionalism will be expected. APTA's 2006 Education Strategic Plan, Goal...
Generic Inabilities and the Use of a Decision-Making Rubric for Addressing Deficits in Professional Behavior
Background and Purpose. The difficulty of identification, remediation, and evaluation of inappropriate behaviors remains a challenge for academic and clinical faculty who are hesitant to address deficits in the affective domain. Because inappropriate...
Interprofessional Collaboration between Physical Therapy and Special Education Faculty: A Pilot Study in Early Childhood Special Education
Background and Purpose. This pilot study investigated a model for interprofessional collaboration between physical therapists (PTs) and early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether a series of...
Musing on Professionalism
Are you a professional? This might seem like an easy question to respond to at first, but we really don't know unless we ask ourselves. This is exactly what the American Physical Therapy Association would like us to do by taking the self assessment available...
Professionalism, Attitudes, Beliefs and Transformation of the Learning Experience: Cross-Cultural Implications for Developing a Spanish Elective for Non-Spanish-Speaking Physical Therapist Students
Background and Purpose. Cultural competency has been recognized as one of the essential skills for physical therapists working in clinical practice today. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate whether learning basic clinical Spanish language...
Service Learning to Facilitate Attainment of Professional Practice Expectations in Prevention and Health Promotion
Background and Purpose. This paper describes an academic model to involve physical therapist (PT) students in service learning designed specifically to acquire competencies associated with prevention, health promotion, and wellness. Item number 24 on...
The Framework for Physical Therapist and Physician Assistant Partnership: Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Patient-Centered Care
Background and Purpose. Collaborative health care is a process in which multiple medical providers manage the care of a patient jointly. Collaborative health care has developed as a way to achieve quality patient-centered care. Evolution of health care...
Understanding Generational Competence Related to Professionalism: Misunderstandings That Lead to a Perception of Unprofessional Behavior
Background and Purpose. This article seeks to describe the different generations that inhabit the clinic and the classroom, and to suggest strategies to address possible generational differences in professional behaviors that impact the academic and...