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As the profession of physical therapy continues its growth toward autonomous practice, the physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student are going to face liability risks and exposure like never before. Physical Therapist's Business Practice and Legal Guide provides the tools needed to integrate risk management practices into the daily patient care routine. Each chapter includes key concepts and discussion questions. Specific cases are also discussed to explain and support legal concepts and how these set the stage for future risks exposure.
|Publication date:||2nd October 2007|
|Author:||Sheila K. Nicholson|
|Publisher:||Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc|
Sheila K. Nicholson has been involved in the long-term care/health-care industry for over 22 years. Beginning as a physical therapist, she returned to law school in 2000 and now works in the industry in defense counsel. She has lectured extensively on legal documentation and medical malpractice to Florida's Associations for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. She has presented ways to mitigate liability in Medical Malpractice claims nationally to the American Physical Therapy Association. She has also presented Risks Associated with Rehabilitation to the Florida, Mississippi and New Mexico Health Care Associations. In December 2006 she published an article in PT ...More About Sheila K. Nicholson