The physical therapy and society summit (PASS) meeting: observations and opportunities

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Physical Therapy
Creator Ward, Robert Scott
Other Author Kigin, Colleen M.; Rogers, Mary M.; Wolf, Steven L.
Title The physical therapy and society summit (PASS) meeting: observations and opportunities
Date 2010
Description The construct of delivering high-quality and cost-effective health care is in flux, and the profession must strategically plan how to meet the needs of society. In 2006, the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association passed a motion to convene a summit on ?how physical therapists can meet current, evolving, and future societal health care needs.? The Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS) meeting on February 27?28, 2009, in Leesburg, Virginia, sent a clear message that for physical therapists to be effective and thrive in the health care environment of the future, a paradigm shift is required. During the PASS meeting, participants reframed our traditional focus on the physical therapist and the patient/client (consumer) to one in which physical therapists are an integral part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary health care team with the health care consumer as its focus. The PASS Steering Committee recognized that some of the opportunities that surfaced during the PASS meeting may be disruptive or may not be within the profession?s present strategic or tactical plans. Thus, adopting a framework that helps to establish the need for change that is provocative and potentially disruptive to our present care delivery, yet prioritizes opportunities, is a critical and essential step. Each of us in the physical therapy profession must take on post?PASS roles and responsibilities to accomplish the systemic change that is so intimately intertwined with our destiny. This article offers a perspective of the dynamic dialogue and suggestions that emerged from the PASS event, providing further opportunities for discussion and action within our profession.
Type Text
Publisher American Physical Therapy Association
Volume 90
Issue 11
First Page 1555
Last Page 1567
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kigin, C., Rogers, M., Wolf, S. L., & Ward, R. S. (2010). The physical therapy and society summit (PASS) meeting: observations and opportunities. Physical Therapy, 90(11), 1555-67.
Rights Management © 2010 American Physical Therapy Association; Reprinted from Kigin, C., Wolf, S. F., Rogers, M., & Ward, R. S. (2010). The physical therapy and society summit (PASS): observations and opportunities. Physical Therapy, 90(11), 1555-66 ; doi: 10.2522/ptj.20100138.
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