||Accountability is the active acceptance of the responsibility for the diverse roles, obligations, and actions of the physical therapist including self regulation and other behaviors that positively influence patient/client outcomes, the profession and the health needs of society.
||Altruism is the primary regard for or devotion to the interest of patients/clients, thus assuming the fiduciary responsibility of placing the needs of the patient/client ahead of the physical therapist’s self interest.
|Compassion / Caring
||Compassion is the desire to identify with or sense something of another’s experience; a precursor of caring. Caring is the concern, empathy, and consideration for the needs and values of others.
||Excellence is physical therapy practice that consistently uses current knowledge and theory while understanding personal limits, integrates judgement and the patient/client perspective, embraces advancement, challenges mediocrity, and words toward development of new knowledge.
||Integrity is steadfast adherence to high ethical principles or professional standards; truthfulness, fairness, doing what you say you will do, and “speaking forth” about why you do what you do.
||Professional duty is the commitment to meeting one’s obligations to provide effective physical therapy services to patients/clients, to serve the profession, and to positively influence the health of society.
||Social responsibility is the promotion of a mutual trust between the profession and the larger public that necessitates responding to societal needs for health and wellness.