When the goals have been achieved or further benefits can no longer be obtained, the physical therapist shall inform and discharge the patient/client.When the diagnosis is not clear or the required intervention/treatment is not within the realm of physical therapist practice, the physical therapist shall inform the patient/client and facilitate a referral to other professionals.Physical therapists have a duty and obligation to participate in planning services designed to provide optimum community health.Physical therapists are obliged to work toward achieving justice in the provision of health services for all people.
Informed consent is based on the principle that competent individuals are entitled to choose freely whether to participate in examination/assessment, intervention/treatment or research.
Professional regulation — is designed to protect the public interest by ensuring that physical therapists meet (and continue to meet) the standards or requirements for practice.
The approach to regulation and the specific regulatory mechanisms vary by jurisdiction and are often provided by laws, regulations, directives or rules set by the regulatory authority.
Professional ethics — are a collection of criteria, rules and moral values that are formulated and assumed by people who is development a professional activity.
To practise the profession of physical therapy, WCPT has established eight ethical principles that are expected to be observed by the physical therapist.
Physical therapists are committed to providing quality services.