FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Ethics Committee Resource List

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

A code of ethical conduct which sets out the ethical principles governing the conduct of members of the physiotherapy profession in Canada.

https://physiotherapy.ca/cpa-code-ethics

 

General guidelines for ethical behaviour for Canadian Physiotherapists

https://physiotherapy.ca/ethics-and-professionalism-toolkit

 

The March 2017 Submission of the Canadian Physiotherapists Association shoPTalk Blog. It addresses fraud within the profession

and the obligation of members to call out this behaviour.

https://physiotherapy.ca/blog/rep-20-making-call-ethics-practice

 

Ethics Cases/Scenarios

See the “Case of the Month” list on the bottom right of this website maintained by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

https://www.collegept.org/rules-and-resources/ethics

 

Understanding Ethics Workbook from Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association – includes 5 patient scenarios

https://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/files/understanding_ethics_workbook.pdf

 

Bioethics

Link to the Ethics Services webpage of the Winnipeg regional Health Authority.

http://www.wrha.mb.ca/about/ethics/index.php

 

Website for the Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS). It is a “national, member-driven, registered charity serving as a forum for individuals interested in sharing ideas relating to bioethics.” The CBS “sees bioethics, concerned with ethical issues relating to human life and health, biology, and the environment.”

https://www.bioethics.ca/

 

The Canadian nurses Association webpage “Ethics for Registered Nurses”. It contains the 2017 Code of Ethics for Canadian Registered Nurses as well as e-learning modules.

https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/nursing-practice/nursing-ethics

 

An article addressing the Ethical Dilemma of Whistleblowing.  It is from the November 1999 issue of the journal for the Canadian Nurses Association.  The Winnipeg Children’s Hospital cardiac surgery story is one of two examples used for the discussion.

https://www.cna-aiic.ca/~/media/cna/page-content/pdf-en/ethics_pract_see_silent_november_1999_e.pdf?la=en

 

Link to the Ethics Manual of the World Medical Association.  It is an international organization representing physicians. “The organization was created to ensure the independence of physicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behaviour and care by physicians, at all times.”  The manual features Principal Features of Medical Ethics as well as chapters addressing ethics for physicians in their relationships with patients, society and their colleagues as well as medical research.

https://www.wma.net/what-we-do/education/medical-ethics-manual/

 

Link to the Bioethics webpage from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. It contains resources in the form of Articles and Case Studies with questions and expert opinions.

https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/bioethics//

 

Medical Ethics Glossary

A glossary of Medical Ethics terms from Center for Bioethics and Health Policy at Augusta University

https://www.augusta.edu/institutes/ipph/cbhp/documents/primer_7_1_glossary_medethics_hospice.pdf

 

General Ethics

The EthicsWeb is a collection of ethics-related websites, run by philosopher-ethicist Chris MacDonald. The style and function of the various EthicsWeb websites varies, but each strives to present a selected range of high-quality ethics-related resources on a particular topic. Most of the EthicsWeb sites have a Canadian “slant,” but all provide information that will be of interest to international visitors.

http://www.ethicsweb.ca/

 

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario: Ethics E-Learning Module. Very interactive tutorial on ethics in general which includes a description of an ethical decision-making model and a demonstration of how to use the model to determine action in the best interest of patients.

https://www.collegept.org/Assets/website/elearning/E-LearningEthics/2019/content/index.html#/

 

The American Physical Therapy Association has a number of resources related to ethics relevant to physiotherapists.

http://www.apta.org/EthicsProfessionalism/

 

Decision Making Guides/Frameworks

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority link to the following decision-making guides.  Patient Care Ethics Decision Making, Health Services Decision Making and a Patient and Family Decision Making

http://www.wrha.mb.ca/about/ethics/framework.php

 

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario: Ethics E-Learning Module. Very interactive tutorial on ethics in general which includes a description of an ethical decision-making model and a demonstration of how to use the model to determine action in the best interest of patients.

https://www.collegept.org/Assets/website/elearning/E-LearningEthics/2019/content/index.html#/

 

The Realm-Individual Process-Situation (RIPS) model of ethical decision-making – American Physical Therapy Association. The worksheet is a one-page summary of framework that can be used to think about specific scenarios.

http://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/Practice_and_Patient_Care/Ethics/Tools/RIPS_DecisionMaking.pdf

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ipta.org/resource/collection/A7D4ACF4-9B87-4149-8FFE-8B881FCF4371/APTA_RIPs_worksheet.pdf 

 

Ottawa Personal Decision Guides for People Making Health or Social Decisions

https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/docs/das/OPDG.pdf

https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/docs/das/OPDGx2.pdf

 

Business Ethics

Three short Frameworks for Ethical Decision-Making from the Florida Institute of Technology

https://www.floridatechonline.com/blog/business/3-frameworks-for-ethical-decision-making/

 

A number of interesting Resources, Cases and Videos from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

The science of everyday ethics. Made easy, useful, and fun.

https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/