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Journal of Physical Therapy Education

Manual Therapy Masterclasses: The Vertebral Column

Manual Therapy Masterclasses: The Vertebral Column Watson, Todd Manual Therapy Masterclasses: The Vertebral Column. Karen S Beeton, ed. London, Churchill Livingstone-Elsevier Science, 2003, hardback, 239 pp, illus, $49.95. Manual Therapy Masterclasses: The Vertebral Column is a compilation of 15 previously published Masterclass papers from the international peer-reviewed journal Manual Therapy. The Masterclass feature of Manual […]

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Journal of Physical Therapy Education

Perceived Impact on Physical Therapist Students of an International Pro Bono Clinical Education Experience in a Developing Country

Perceived Impact on Physical Therapist Students of an International Pro Bono Clinical Education Experience in a Developing Country Sawyer, Karen L Background and Purpose. Many physical therapists (PTs) will encounter patients from various cultures and backgrounds during their careers. A challenge to professional (entry-level) PT curricula is to prepare its graduates for practice in a […]

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Caring for Patients From Different Cultures

Caring for Patients From Different Cultures Knowles, Cheryl Caring for Patients From Different Cultures. 3rd ed. Galanti GA. Philadelphia, Pa, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004, softcover, 273 pp, $18.95. Principle 1 of the APTA Code of Ethics1 charges physical therapists with respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals and providing compassionate care. The APTA […]

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Varied-Integrative-Progressive (VIP) Model for Anatomy Instruction in Physical Therapist Education, The

Varied-Integrative-Progressive (VIP) Model for Anatomy Instruction in Physical Therapist Education, The McKenzie, Alison L Background and Purpose. When Chapman University converted from its Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree to a Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum, the faculty evaluated the components of the MPT anatomy courses, examined the relevant standards and recommendations for physical therapist […]

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Screening Notes: Rehabilitation Specialist’s Pocket Guide

Screening Notes: Rehabilitation Specialist’s Pocket Guide Fell, Dennis W Screening Notes: Rehabilitation Specialist’s Pocket Guide. Gulick D. Philadelphia, Pa, F A Davis Company, 2006, softcover, spiral-bound, 213 pp, $24.95. Screening Notes is 1 of 7 in the series of Davis’s Notes “pocket guides” from F A Davis. Others include OrthoNotes, DermNotes, MedNotes, PsychNotes, ECGNotes, NutriNotes, […]

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Journal of Physical Therapy Education

Clinical and Academic Physical Therapists’ Perception of Appropriate Curricular Changes, The

Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Clinical and Academic Physical Therapists’ Perception of Appropriate Curricular Changes, The Brudvig, Tracy J Background and Purpose. The purposes of this study were (1) to examine what clinical and academic physical therapists (PTs) think should be added to physical therapist education curricula in order to produce autonomous professional (entry-level) physical therapist […]

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Educating physical therapists for their role as moral agents

Beyond the code of ethics: Educating physical therapists for their role as moral agents Triezenberg, Herman L ABSTRACT: This article presents a model for the educational preparation of physical therapist students that prepares them to take on their role as moral agents. The authors contend that the study of the ethical components of physical therapy […]

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Effective Teaching Behaviors of APTA-Credentialed Versus Noncredentialed Clinical Instructors

Effective Teaching Behaviors of APTA-Credentialed Versus Noncredentialed Clinical Instructors Wetherbee, Ellen Background and Purpose. Recently, there has been a heightened expectation that physical therapy education programs assess the competence of physical therapists (PTs) serving as clinical instructors (CIs). The purpose of this study was to determine whether students perceived APTA-credentialed CIs to demonstrate a greater […]

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Qualities of Effective Service Learning in Physical Therapist Education

Qualities of Effective Service Learning in Physical Therapist Education Village, David Background and Purpose. Service learning is a form of experiential education that combines student learning with meeting real community needs. The purposes of this study were to identify and describe the qualities of effective service learning in physical therapist education and to compare these […]

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A Qualitative Case Study, The

Exemplary Clinical Instructor: A Qualitative Case Study, The Kelly, Stephanie P Background and Purpose. Clinical instructors play an important role in the professional education of physical therapist students. Although characteristics of effective clinical instructors have been described in the literature, some evidence exists that these approaches are not consistently implemented by clinical instructors. Describing in […]