Professional and ethical issues are experienced by physical therapists in all areas of practice. Addressing these issues relies on knowing what they are and how best to support ethical decision-making and actions by physical therapists.
We are physical therapists conducting a study to
understand the type and frequency of ethical situations
encountered by physical therapists (physiotherapists) internationally.
The results of the study will help the physical therapy profession internationally to provide relevant support and education for physical therapists. The results will be published for the use of all physical therapy associations and education institutions.
The study is an online survey. To reach physical therapists worldwide, we are asking for your support.
Could your national association please share the link to the survey with your existing networks of members?
This could be a post or a Tweet in social media or sharing the link in a newsletter between now and May 2019.
These are the links to the survey via
• web page https://www.surveymonkey.com/
We also have designed an advertisement that can be easily and freely used (attached).
Survey participation is voluntary and anonymous. The study has ethical approval from the University of Vienna and the University of South Australia. More information is available in the survey introduction.
We look forward to hearing from you about sharing this important survey with your members. Your association will contribute vitally to the development of Physical Therapy and the teaching of professional ethics all over the world.
We are happy to answer any questions about the study.
Dr. Caroline Fryer School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
Dr. Ian Edwards, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
Ms. Andrea Sturm, Doctorate-Student, Education Sciences, Interuni-Graz, Austria
Dr. Caroline Fryer
Lecturer and First Year Co-ordinator (Bachelor of Physiotherapy),
Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee (School of Health Sciences)
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