BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS

Basic principles of ethics actually consists of some rules and regulations then should be followed in a disciplined manner by the professionals. There are some basic principles of ethics in case of health professionals  according to WCPT (World Confederation for Physical Therapy) and they are basically designed as follows- 1.Respect the rights and dignity of …

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Human rights

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by …

Basic Principles of Ethics

Basic ethical principles refer to those general judgements which are followed by the professionals & provide a generalized framework within which particular ethical dilemmas may be analyzed. As we have an autonomous profession like physiotherapy, we should be aware of those principles & follow thereby. These principles can provide guidance in resolving ethical issues that …

Existential Crisis – Meaningful Life & Death

A part of growing up and discovering ones character often leads to the individual having an Existential Crisis. This is defined as a stage or turning point where a person is faced with finding meaning and purpose in life (Nugent, 2013). Following this 'crisis' a different problem arises called Existential Angst. This according to Nietzsche is …

Human rights

The Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 states that we, as people of the country, are entitled to and have access to many rights. In the following paragraphs I will elaborate on how this entitlement affects me as a physiotherapist as well as my patients through …

Ethics & Professionalism

Ethics is the rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and badThe word professionalism originally applied to vows of a religious order.  The term professionalism was also used for the military profession around this same time.Professionals and those working in acknowledged professions exercise specialist knowledge and skill. How the use of …

Ethics & Professionalism

Ethics is the rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad The word professionalism originally applied to vows of a religious order.  The term professionalism was also used for the military profession around this same time. Professionals and those working in acknowledged professions exercise specialist knowledge and skill. How the …

At its simplest, ethics is a system of moral principles. They affect how people make decisions and lead their lives. Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy. The term is derived from the Greek word ethos which can mean custom, habit, character or disposition. Ethics covers the following dilemmas: how to live a good life our rights and responsibilities the language of right and wrong moral decisions – what is good and bad? Our concepts of ethics have been derived from religions, philosophies and cultures. They infuse debates on topics like abortion, human rights and professional conduct. Professionalism is the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person.Examples of professionalism in asentence-It is difficult not to contrast the professionalism of modestly paid firefighters and police doing their duty on September 11 with the secretive … behavior of six- and seven-figure accountants, lawyers, CEOs, bankers, and financial analysts who failed at their duty with Enron. —Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week, 28 Jan. 2002.So this is the all about professionalism and ethics.

Ethics topics deal with the works of the individual attorney, and include, but are unlimited to, instruction focusing on the Code of Professional Responsibility as they relate to legal ethics, malpractice avoidance, lawyer fees and the duties of lawyers to the judicial system, the public, clients and other lawyers. Ethics deals with the general subject of standards of conduct expected of lawyers acting in the representation of clients and in the public interest. Examples of programs that should have Ethics credit: Hiring and firing clients (retainer agreements, terminating the client relationship, etc.) Client trust funds and handling client accounts “Ethically Dealing With Your Clients”, or “Ethical Advertising Practices” Topics that focus on ethical dilemmas encountered in society, on business or corporate ethics, or ethical dilemmas in a non-legal profession, do not count as ethics CLE. Examples of programs that should not have Ethics credit: Setting Up a Corporate Governance Program Sarbanes Oxley Ethics Issues for Your Corporation PROFESSIONALISM: Professionalism is conduct consistent with the tenets of the legal profession as demonstrated by a lawyer’s civility, honesty, integrity, character, fairness, competence, ethical conduct, public service, and respect for the rule of law, the courts, clients, other lawyers, witnesses, and unrepresented parties. Professionalism topics include, but are not limited to, the values of competence, civility, ethics, integrity, respect for the rule of law, for the legal profession, for other lawyers and the courts, for clients and the public, fidelity to the lawyer’s roles as officer of the court, counselor at law, resolver of problems, duties to provide probono legal representation and community and public service, to work for improvement of the law and the legal system, and to assure access to that system.