Survey on Parental Attitude Towards Ethical Considerations of Involving their Children in Physiotherapy Care
Keywords:Ethical considerations, Parental attitude, Parental care, Physiotherapy care, Quality of treatment.
BACKGROUND: Ethical considerations around Physiotherapy treatment on Children are more complex
than discussions about adult involvement. The interrelation between the ethical values and its involvement
in practice is a challenging one. The accountability of clinical decision making by the therapists differ
for children and adults. The implications of ethical values in practice provide quality good care for the
patient. The purpose of this study was to explore the parental attitudes towards ethical considerations of
involving their children in Physiotherapy care. METHODS: Total of 38 parents whose children undergoing
Physiotherapy session at present were participated in the survey. Participants were chosen using convenient
sampling technique. The instrument used in the study was a self-descriptive questionnaire. The data were
analysed using descriptive statistics. CONCLUSION: The result revealed that there is no marked evidence
of ethical misconduct seen among Physiotherapists handling the Children and it was found that there is a
bias in some of the ethical norms like getting written informed consent before treatment, documentation of
the records. Efforts to focus on the elements which has a bias and if rectified will have a positive effect on
quality Physiotherapy treatment for the children.
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