We have a really exciting new course for you on Physioplus all about respecting our patients and preserving their dignity.
Ethically, informed consent is at the core of moral practice that justifies autonomy, dignity and respect for our patients. It is based on the theories of the philosopher Immanuel Kant which emphasize on doing what is known and recognized as the right thing to do and considering the consequences of actions. He describes autonomy as a ‘ property of the wills of virtually all adult sane human beings, not as a special feature of the most perfectly rational or morally conscientious persons’. As a physiotherapist have you ever considered your role in ethical and moral practice? In this course you will learn about informed consent in light of ethical and moral practice. It will leave you reflecting on your clinical practice, how to include your patients in the decision-making process and how to respect their autonomy and dignity.
Who is Roger Kerry?
Roger Kerry is an associate professor at the University of Nottingham and has a keen interest in evidence based physiotherapy. You will certainly recognise him from social media and in particular twitter, make sure you follow him because his tweets are exceptional. Roger has also created the content for one of our other courses on Physioplus – Cervical Artery Dysfunction.