Frameworks for Ethical Decision Making

Frameworks for Ethical Decision Making

Learn about the existing ethical frameworks that govern practice


In addition to having knowledge of ethical principles and an understanding of ones own moral values, the practice of physiotherapy is governed by various ethical frameworks such as laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines. It is important for physiotherapists to be familiar with these and to understand when each is applicable to a given practice setting and/or specific patient.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Ethical principles of the World Confederation of Physiotherapy
  2. National ethical codes of conduct
  3. EBP and the ICF in Ethical Decision Making
  4. Frameworks for identifying and analysing an ethical issue
  5. Patient participation