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Episode 33: Conflicts of Interest in Physiotherapy Practice

Episode 33: Conflicts of Interest in Physiotherapy Practice

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15 March 2022

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Speakers: Leanne Loranger and Sean FitzGerald

In this episode, Leanne is joined by Sean FitzGerald, the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta’s Practice Advisor, to discuss conflicts of interest and some real-life scenarios that physiotherapists encounter in practice on a regular basis.

Leanne and Sean discuss common questions about conflicts of interest including: what is a conflict of interest; and why do physiotherapists need to avoid potential and perceived conflicts of interest?

At the 4:30 mark, they talk through a process to manage conflicts of interest. They also discuss common physiotherapy practice scenarios that pose a risk of conflict of interest, such as treating friends and family members, referring patients to other providers or from public healthcare settings to private practice settings, and incentive contracts.

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Note: Physiotherapy Alberta - College + Association operates as The College of Physiotherapist of Alberta as of April 2022

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