Professional ethics: What you do outside university
8 You should communicate effectively with service users and your education provider and placement providers.
- You should take all reasonable steps to make sure that you can communicate appropriately and effectively with service users.
- You should communicate effectively and cooperate with colleagues to benefit service users.
- You should communicate effectively and cooperate with the programme team and placement team.
- Where appropriate, you should share your knowledge with colleagues.
9 You should get ‘informed consent’ from service users to carry out any intervention, except in emergencies.
Informed consent is when someone has all the information they need, in a format they can understand, to make a decision about whether or not they want to give their permission to have a particular intervention.
You should do the following (except in emergencies):
- You should make sure that before you carry out any intervention, the service user is aware that you are a student.
- You should make sure that the service user has given their permission for the intervention to be carried out by a student.
- You should explain the intervention you are planning to carry out.
- Before you carry out any intervention, you should explain any risks associated with it.
- You should follow your education provider’s or placement provider’s policy on consent.
SMILE - General ethics by The Health Professions Council modified by Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.bps.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/code_of_human_research_ethics.pdf, http://www.hpcuk.org/assets/documents/10002D1BGuidanceonconductandethicsforstudents.pdf