I believe that our morals begin to be formed from the day we were born. As we grow and participate in small groups, such as family, school, friends, church, this morality is modulating, until we reach a point where we can define for ourselves what is right or wrong. In my case, what I believe influences my attitudes completely.
However, the moment we choose a profession, especially those that deal directly with people, such as physiotherapy, we have to know that our professional practice will be guided by our morals in some cases, but especially by ethics. I believe that there may be cases where we will not morally approve of our patient’s attitudes, but we have to respect him in the same way as the others. I believe in some principles that can guide our professional ethics: do not harm, equity, patient autonomy, secrecy and respect for life.
In order for the professionals to present more ethical behavior, we must promote the discussion on this theme at various times in the undergraduate course, so that everyone has the opportunity to express their thoughts and ask questions about the topic.