The Macau Physical Therapists Association

Code of Ethics

Introduction

The physical therapy profession is responsible and accountable to society. To enhance public trust and confidence in the profession, making explicit the standards and values underlying physical therapy is necessary.

Each physical therapist is accountable for his/her practice. In the exercise of his/her professional responsibilities, each physical therapist has an obligation to uphold and adhere to the Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists in Macau. The code aims to make explicit the standards for professional conduct that physical therapists shall act at all times in their course of duty. It may also serve to provide the public with a basis for decisions regarding standards of professional conduct.

Nine aspects of professional conduct

In discharging his/her duty in a professional capacity, each physical therapist shall act, at all times, in such a manner as to:

1. Respect the rights, dignity, uniqueness, values, culture and beliefs of patients/clients and their families in the provision of physical therapy practice.

2. Hold in confidence personal information obtained in a professional capacity.

3. Safeguard informed decision-making and the wellbeing of patients/clients in the provision of care.

4. Provide safe and competent professional practice.

5. Maintain the agreed standard of practice.

6. Foster the trust that is inherent in the privileged relationship between physical therapists and their patients/clients.

7. Upload the image of physical therapists and the profession by refusing advantages.

8. Practice in accordance with laws of Macau relevant to the area of physical therapy and health care practices.

9. Recognize the role as a professional association and participate in the planning and development of services which address the health needs of the society.

澳門物理治療師公會
專業守則

簡介
物理治療專業對公眾負有社會責任和義務。 因此,為了增強大眾對本專業的信任和信心,我們必須明確清晰地列出物理治療的專業標準及核心價值。
每位物理治療師皆應對其專業行為負上責任。在履行專業職責時,每位治療師都有義務去堅持並遵守澳門物理治療師的專業行為守則。該守則明確地列出物理治療師在其職責過程中所必須採取的專業行為標準,同時該守則也可以為公眾提供判斷有關專業行為標準的決策依據。

專業守則的九大方面
每位物理治療師在以專業身份履行其職責時,應全程遵守下列守則:
1. 在提供物理治療過程中,應尊重患者或服務對象及其家人的權利、尊嚴、獨特性、價值觀、文化及信念。
2. 對以專業身份所獲得的個人資料保密。
3. 在提供專業治療時應保障患者或服務對象的知情權、決策權及福祉。
4. 提供安全及達到專業標準的治療。
5. 持守業內統一的執業標準。
6. 守護物理治療師與其患者或服務對象之間固有的信任。
7. 拒絕不當利益來往去保障物理治療師的形象和專業。
8. 執業行為必須符合澳門有關物理治療和衛生領域的法律。
9. 維持公會在社會上的專業角色,並參與服務的規劃及發展,以滿足社會健康需求。