Research Integrity

Research integrity means refers to the use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research, reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines and following commonly accepted professional codes or norms.(Research intergrity,2013.) Research integrity is guided by for most important key elements which are honesty, rigour, transparency and …


introducing Dom Grande

Hello everybody, I'm a physiotherapist from Switzerland, working 3 days a week in a private practice and going to university 2 days a week to attend a masters course in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. My ethics course motivated me a take part in the conversation of the International Ethics Project. Cheers!

Terminal illness – living with cancer

This is a very interessting topic to talk about. Not just for Cancer Patients but also for all Patients with severe Diseases which will end their lifes after short or longer period of time.
At my last working place i had to deal with some Clients in this field to and I found for me a way to deal with it.
I always asked the Patient what she/he really wants, i told them what we can try and in the end we often did some low level physical therapy but some honest and meaningful talks about illnes, burden, life, sense of life, death, and so on…..

Sometimes they were very thankful for the Physical Therapy but always they where thankful for just beeing treated as a human beeing with respect, honesty and trust

International Ethics Project

Hi there,

It is my first time to talk about this topic. Sometimes I am confronted with cancer patients in my daily physiotherapy pracitce. I think this is one of the most difficult steps or conversations in being a health care worker. Difficult in that way, that saying the right words to the right time is the challenge. These people are emotionally traumatised and have a big capacity of hope. But sometimes in the eyes of the doctor there is no hope at all. According to the 4 principles of ethics, especially the “beneficance” has to be highlighted. I am asking: what is beneficane? Maybe benefincance for the doctor is to aks the patient to do one more chemotherapy (in order to cure), although the patient is not ready for anymore, or not willing to do one more. For me as a physio beneficance for the patient is to life…

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Human rights

Reading about the topic "human rights" I realized that different countries have different problems with human rights, especially in the health care system. Sure, I already knew that fact, but was never exactly thinking about it. The important question is though, when are human rights infringed? Compared to the situation in South Africa, where the …

Introduction Rita Morf

I'm 26 years old and I've finished my bachelor in 2016. During my year working in an outpatient practice I was always searching for new findings in science about different topics and realized that I'm not that used to this search. I was always a curious physiotherapist who wanted to do best physiotherapy I could. …


Hi there, I am Wolfgang Schallert, 47 years old, my profession is physiotherapist. I am living with my familiy in a small town in the western Austria. I have been very interested in manual therapy for many years. After several postgraduate courses i am actually in a Masters of Science Course in Bern, Switzerland. I …