Monday, October 24, 2011

POST 6,7 and 8

Blog Post 6: Diversity

Diversity to me is about learning. We all come from different background and from different experiences which give every person on matter what their race or color, a different view of life. Within my field of interest there isn’t only one right way to achieve a successful result, therefore, being able to learn and grow with new people and new techniques will be the best way for me to be successful within my career.

From Wharton College Physical Therapist assistant
“Furthermore, the program is committed to the development of health care practitioners who appreciate and value racial, social, and cultural diversity, who are dedicated to the safe, legal, and ethical practice of physical therapy, who seek involvement in professional organizations that govern the practice of physical therapy, and who are committed to lifelong learning.”

 “We, the Nazareth community, embrace both respect for the person and freedom of speech. The College promotes civility and denounces acts of hatred or intolerance. The free exchange of ideas is possible only when concepts, values and viewpoints can be expressed and challenged in a manner that is neither threatening nor demeaning.

 It is the policy of Nazareth College, in keeping with its efforts to foster a community in which the diversity of all members is respected, not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status. Respect for the dignity of all peoples is an essential part of the College's tradition and mission, and its vision for the future.”

“The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity, and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law.”

 “COSA Diversity is consistent with the Third Tradition of COSA, which states that the only requirement for COSA membership is that our lives have been affected by compulsive sexual behavior. The COSA Fellowship welcomes all genders, all varieties of relationship to the addict, all religious and spiritual preferences, all employment statuses, all marital statuses, all ethnicities, cultures, and languages. COSA does not discriminate on the basis of class, sexual orientation or gender identification, physical or mental challenges, race, or national origins. In COSA, we find hope whether or not there is a sexually addicted person currently in our lives. COSA Diversity is consistent with the First Tradition of COSA, which states that our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends upon COSA unity. “

“This document addresses the importance of providing medical students with a culturally competent curriculum. It outlines what it means to be culturally competent, what should be included in a medical school curriculum to address diversity, and it also includes how to assess students’ level of cultural competence through their attitudes, knowledge, and skills. The document describes how to use the Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT), as well as how to develop and implement a culturally competent curriculum.”

Blog Post 7: General Ethics
APTA: Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants should strive to apply principles of altruism, excellence, caring, ethics, respect, communication and accountability in working together with other professionals to achieve optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities.

I found that there is a world confederation for physical therapy. No matter where you are in the world you have the same code of ethics and code of conduct. Click to view the full document.

Blog Post 8: Ethical Question
Is it ethical for a physician to accept Wild tickets from a pharmaceutical rep to take her family to the game?

In my opinion I don’t feel it is unethical for a Doctor to take the tickets. A Doctor takes an oath to provide the best care to their ability. A Doctor would never give a pill to someone if it would not benefit the patents health. All the Pharmaceutical companies are doing are selling a brand. Every company has an antibiotic that’s good and works. However, the wild tickets are not going to erase 7 plus years of school and training. The doctor will not all of a sudden start handing out pills that aren’t needed. (which would be unethical) So yes, accepting the tickets is completely ethical.

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