Ethical Practice

Respiratory Therapy practice in an increasingly complex healthcare environment requires RTs to make many ethical decisions in situations where there may no clear-cut answer. A Commitment to Ethical Practice is a document developed by RTs, for RTs, that focuses on the practice of Respiratory Therapy from an ethics-based perspective. This document utilizes the fundamental principles of medical ethics to provide guidance for professional relationships, responsibilities, behaviours and decision-making that applies to all areas of RT practice.  A Commitment to Ethical Practice is to be used in conjunction with the CRTO Standards of Practice and Professional Practice Guidelines as well as all relevant legislation, regulations and employer policies.

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