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What is a systematic collection of regulations and rules of a procedure or conduct (includes moral guidelines)?
What are morals?
judgment of good/bad of human action and character, conscience sense of right and wrong
What are the 5 moral norms?
1. duties (honesty, promises, truth)
2. rights (autonomy, confidentiality)
3. responsibility (professional and to the patient and society)
4. character traits (compassion, honesty, empathy)
5. conditions of justice - determined by courts
What is the study of general nature of morals and specific moral choices made by a person?
What happens during an ethical dilemma?
one cherished norm will have to be compromised during a situation
What sorts out the least harmful or most beneficial course of action from the various alternatives?
With an ethical analysis, what guidelines must you consider?
1. laws; policies
2. professional standards statement (APTA code of ethics)
3. common practice
What 4 areas should you consider when a moral problem does not lend itself to resolution?
1. what are the relevant facts? (define the situation)
2. What makes a moral problem? (identify the values)
3. setting priorities among moral norms (identify the principle)
4. settle on course of action (choose your loyalties)
then make the decision or start over
What are 3 ethical issues in PT?
2. informed consent
3. interprofessional issues (direct access, POPTs, supervision of support staff)
What does POPTs stand for?
physican owned physical therapy services