Professional ethics 5

Professional ethics: What you do outside university

10 You should keep accurate records on service users.
  • You should make sure that any information you put in someone’s record is accurate and clear.
  • You should protect information in records from being lost, damaged, accessed by someone without permission or tampered with.
11 You should deal fairly and safely with the risks of infection.
  • You should make sure that you take all appropriate steps to deal with the risks of infection.
  • You should follow your education provider’s or placement provider’s policy on managing the risks of infection.
12 You should behave honestly.
  • You should not pass off other people’s work as your own.
  • You should make sure that you reference other people’s work appropriately.
  • You should make sure that you truthfully and accurately fill in any documents.
  • You should not let any improper financial reward influence the advice and services you provide, or the products you recommend.
  • You should follow your education provider’s policies on ethics when carrying out research.
13 You should make sure that your behaviour does not damage public confidence in your profession.
  • You should be aware that your behaviour may affect the trust that the public has in your profession.
  • You should not do anything which might affect the trust that the public has in your profession.

This is the end of our professional guidance for placement students. Good luck on your placement!

These pages have been adapted from the BPS code of human research ethics and the HPC guidance on conduct and ethics for students.

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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 LicenseBased 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