Role of the Ethics Committee

Role of CPM’s Ethics Committee 2018-2019

Our committee currently consists of six members who have a special interest in ethics. We work in private practice, hospital, community and academic settings delivering care to adult and pediatric clients within and outside of Winnipeg.

The mandate of our committee is to:

  1. identify opportunities for promoting ethical practice in the physiotherapy community (college members) which reflects values of our Code of Ethics.
  2. provide a forum to encourage reflection and learning about the ethical dimensions of physiotherapy practice.
  3. discuss and facilitate the application of an ethical lens to the development, revision and implementation of policies, procedures and standards of practice.

It is not our role to judge issues that arise, but rather to provide resources to help guide clinicians to make their own decisions while keeping ethics in mind. Our committee welcomes ideas of ethical issues from the membership and can be reached at