Ethical Issues at the Interface of Physiotherapy Care and Research Practice in Pediatric Oncology-Descriptive Study


  • Malarvizhi D1 , Metha K S2



Ethical issues, Pediatric oncology, Empirical research, Physiotherapy care, consent ,assent


Pediatric oncology has a major role in research. This paper discuss about the ethical consequences of
physiotherapy care and research in Pediatric Oncology. Empirical ethics is a broad division,grasping,
difference in indicatingethics and empirical research. A major Australian tertiary teaching hospital reveals
that 65 % of patient presents with specific indication for physiotherapy, in that only12.8% are receiving
physiotherapy. Indications includes in physiotherapy care are pain, lymph- oedema, incontinence, respiratory
and musculoskeletal Problems also it includes hard to move. Physiotherapy has extensive role inpalliative
oncology, it also has large preventative ,educative and supportive roles to play and provides independent
and complementary therapies for physical debility and pain. Pain from reflex spasm and contracture are
dealt with Physiotherapists. Founded that no reference based on standard of life and quality-adjusted life
years in terms of preventing dependance and avoid hospitalisation. Treatment of pediatric oncology often
has physically, socially and psychologically demands. Always there must be some ethical reason for all
the decision on treatment and care for a patient with cancer. It is a fact that ethics needs not only all the
stakeholders to do the right things but also it needs the one who do it in the right way. Research practice has
led us to great advances in pediatric oncology and the proportion is greater in children than adults. Obtaining
the informed consent and assent was the most important ethical challenges faced during the research.

Author Biography

Malarvizhi D1 , Metha K S2

1Dean, 2BPT IV YEAR, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science andTechnology, Kattankulathur,
Chennai, TamilNadu, India



How to Cite

Malarvizhi D1 , Metha K S2. (2020). Ethical Issues at the Interface of Physiotherapy Care and Research Practice in Pediatric Oncology-Descriptive Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 564-566.