Just “Wright” or Just Plain Wrong?!

May 11, 2010 · Posted in Industry News 

The President of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), R Scott Ward, PT, PhD, recently blogged about a movie that is getting both positive and negative attention in industry listservs.  

Just Wright,” in theaters May 14th, stars Queen Latifah as a physical therapist who — it appears from movie trailers — falls in love with and begins dating her NBA star patient.  As this premise goes against the physical therapy Code of Ethics, much dialogue among PTs has been generated about Hollywood’s depiction of the profession.  

The blog post covers what actions the APTA’s PR department has taken with the producers of the film to point out the eithical concern involving the plot.  It also discusses a study from the April issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics to point out that the PT profession is not alone when it comes to entertainment industry portrayals that are less than accurate.

We suggest that you read the blog, see reactions from your colleagues and get involved in the dialogue prior too and after the movie is released on May 14th.


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