Hello, guys. I decided to research a little about what the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) says about the basic principles of ethics in our profession of physiotherapists.
Ethical principle 1: Physical therapists respect the rights and dignity of all individuals.
Ethical principle 2: Physical therapists comply with the laws and regulations governing the practice of physical therapy in the country in which they practise.
Ethical principle 3: Physical therapists accept responsibility for the exercise of sound judgement.
Ethical principle 4: Physical therapists provide honest, competent and accountable professional services.
Ethical principle 5: Physical therapists are committed to providing quality services.
Ethical principle 6: Physical therapists are entitled to a just and fair level of remuneration for their services.
Ethical principle 7: Physical therapists provide accurate information to patients/clients, other agencies and the community about physical therapy and about the services physical therapists provide.
Ethical principle 8: Physical therapists contribute to the planning and development of services that address the health needs of the community.
I believe that all of these principles fit in very well with what was covered in the topic of this theme and I suggest that everyone take a look at the full document. It is essential that we students already know about these principles to become good professionals in the future.