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Ethics for Professionals - Chiropractic Assistant


Ethics for Professionals 105

Informed Consent


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  • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
  • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
  • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
  • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
  • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
  • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
  • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics for Professionals 104

Ethics of Confidential Information


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  • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
  • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
  • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
  • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
  • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
  • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
  • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
  • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
  • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
  • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
  • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
  • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics for Professionals 103

The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life


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  • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
  • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
  • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
  • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
  • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
  • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
  • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
  • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
  • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics for Professionals 102

Ethical Problems, Ethical Distress and Ethical Dilemma's


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  • Identify the goal of professional ethics activity.
  • Describe the basic idea of a caring response and some ways this response in a professional relationship is distinguished from expressions of care in other types of relationships.
  • Identify three component parts of any ethical problem.
  • Describe what an agent is and, more importantly, what it is to be a moral agent.
  • Name the three prototypical ethical problems.
  • Describe the role of emotions in ethical distress.
  • Distinguish between two varieties of ethical distress.
  • Compare the fundamental difference between ethical distress and an ethical dilemma.
  • Define ethical paternalism or parentalism.
  • Describe a type of ethical dilemma that challenges a professionals desire (and duty) to treat everyone fairly and equitably.
  • Identify the fundamental difference between distress or dilemma problems and locus of authority problems.
  • Identify four criteria that will assist you in deciding who should assume authority for a specific ethical decision to achieve a caring response.
  • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
  • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT
  • Indiana PTs - become familiar with the IN PT Rules and Practice Act
  • Texas PTs - become familiar with the TX PT Rules and Practice Act
  • Utah PTs - become familiar with the UT PT Rules and Practice Act


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics for Professionals 101

Morality and Ethics in Professional Practice


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  • Define morality and ethics and distinguish between the two
  • Describe three moralities that health professionals must integrate into their own moral life
  • Identify some major sources of moral beliefs in Western societies
  • Distinguish between an ethical issue and ethical problem
  • List three ways that ethics is useful in everyday professional practice
  • Describe what material cooperation entails
  • Identify some mechanisms available to protect the personal moral convictions of health professionals


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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Ethics 106
Dealing with the Inappropriate Patient Ethically and Effectively

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  • Identify challenging/inappropriate patient requests and behaviors encountered by chiropractors.
  • Explain prevention strategies, office procedures and effective responses to inappropriate patient activity.
  • Describe safety concerns associated with a patient's inappropriate acts and communications, as well as ethical principles related thereto.
  • Illustrate legal and ethical issues arising where the doctor/patient relationship is terminated due to inappropriate patient behavior.
  • Analyze how aberrant patient behavior presents risks to staff, the treating doctor, and to fellow patients, and how proper documentation is important in such instances.

Peter Van Tyle, Esq

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Ethics 105
Ethics of Patient Encouragement - The Placebo Effect

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  • Identify legal prohibitions against promising healthcare cures, guaranteeing treatment results, and deceptive patient communication.
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate communication relating to patients' healthcare prognoses and progress.
  • Explain scientific literature linking patients' mental states with healthcare outcomes.
  • Demonstrate alignment between compliance with states' current patient communication restrictions and instances of patient encouragement that foster mental states favorable to desired healthcare outcomes.
  • Explain office procedures and staff training which are likely to ensure ongoing ethical patient communication and the documentation thereof.

Peter Van Tyle, Esq

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Ethics 104
Professional Boundaries and Ethics for the Business

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  • Recognize the legal and ethical implications of billing, collections, fees, bartering, and financial gain
  • Navigate the tricky waters of appropriate interaction with vendors/suppliers.
  • Understand the fiduciary relationship that governs patient-doctor interactions.
  • Grade your role as the chiropractor in all professional inter-relationships, including staff, patients, peers.
  • Use self-assessment techniques to stay compliant in all areas of ethics and boundaries.

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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Ethics 103
Avoiding Inappropriate Contact with Patients

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  • Differentiate between assault and battery
  • Outline various kinds of legal problems that may result from sexual impropriety claims
  • Identify and describe distinctions between innocent flirtatious behavior and sexual misconduct
  • Evaluate possible defenses to sexual misconduct Disciplinary complaints
  • Discuss the applicability of the transference phenomenon to Doctors of Chiropractic

Jacob Ladenheim, JD

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Ethics 101

Ethical Communications


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  • Demonstrate the importance of communicating in an ethical manner and what that entails
  • Develop an understanding of what 'spin' is, why it is unethical and how to monitor and minimize/stop it
  • Evaluate the barriers to effective and ethical communication
  • Develop an understanding of exactly what takes place/needs to take place during the provider/client interaction
  • Discover what it is that patients want from their visits to a provider
  • Appraise how to deal with challenging clients and situations
  • Discover how to become a skilled helper by studying the tools of communication
  • Apply listening skills to the provider's repertoire
  • Demonstrate the importance of the impact of nonverbal communication on the caregiver/client relationship
  • Develop, analyze and apply the verbal and nonverbal skills that will help to gather information and support the patient effectively
  • Write an Ethical Communication Protocol (EPC) for your practice


Angelica Redleaf, DC

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