College Conversations Podcast
Episode 26: Treatment and Counselling Following Sexual Abuse or Sexual Misconduct
15 July 2021
It’s the second anniversary of College Conversations! This episode takes us back to the discussions of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct of patients by regulated health professionals, which were the spark that let to the creation of the podcast.
Episode 25: Show me the Money!
15 June 2021
In this episode, Jody and Leanne discuss the core activities of regulatory organizations, the costs of regulation and Council’s fiduciary duty.
Episode 24: Towards Equity and Inclusion
15 May 2021
In this episode, Jody and Leanne discuss the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta’s recent Statement on discrimination, oppression and inequity, and our future plans as an organization.
Episode 23: The Journey to College and Association and Back Again
23 March 2021
In this episode, Jody and Leanne are joined by Joyce Vogelgesang, Deputy Registrar and long-time staff member of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta, to discuss the history of how we came to be both College and Association, some common misconceptions about our history and role, and our primary mandate to serve the public interest. We go on to discuss recent legislative changes that mandate that health profession regulatory organizations may not hold themselves out to be both College and Association and may not fulfill association-type roles as part of their work.
Episode 22: Tattling vs Telling – Professionalism in Practice
15 March 2021
In this episode, Jody and Leanne discuss what professionalism means and the expectations that arise as part of being a member of a self-regulating profession.
Episode 21: Changes to Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Service Provision
15 February 2021
Changes are coming to how the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta regulates the performance of pelvic health internal examinations by physiotherapists in Alberta. Although pelvic health internal examinations have always been a restricted activity, the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta is now transitioning to an authorization process for this activity that is similar to those used for authorizing the performance of spinal manipulation and the use of needles in practice.
Episode 20: Can a Physiotherapist Decline to Provide Services?
15 January 2021
From time to time, conflicts and challenging situations may arise between physiotherapists and their patients, which may lead the physiotherapist to consider declining to continue to provide services to the patient. These situations exist on a continuum from the slightly challenging to the potentially dangerous. Although there are circumstances where a physiotherapist may decide to discontinue treatment, when opting to decline services the physiotherapist also has several duties to fulfill.
Episode 19: Advertising
15 December 2020
Advertising is a challenging topic within physiotherapy regulation, due in part to the tension between the need to promote the services offered and the need to conduct ourselves professionally. In this episode Jody and Leanne talk about common advertising problems including the use of the title doctor, comparative and superlative statements, and misleading advertising.
Episode 18: PT Interns
15 November 2020
The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta has always fielded questions regarding physiotherapist interns and the Provisional Register, with questions relating to everything from the requirements for becoming a physiotherapist intern to the ins and outs of supervision and the performance of restricted activities. This episode provides answers to the most common questions the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta receives about this group of registrants.
Episode 17: Provision of Services
15 October 2020
Provision of services rules are in place to guide the processes by which the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta approves practice settings where physiotherapy services are provided. In this episode Jody and Leanne talk about the evolution of regulation of physiotherapy practice settings in Alberta and the provision of services rules currently in place.