Ethics

The Comprehensive Ethics Resource includes resources created by Gray Matter Therapy; however, it also includes resources from outside of Gray Matter Therapy. The focus of the project wasn’t to create something; rather the focus was to bring together as many helpful resources as possible into one place.

These articles, posts, and resources are focused on changing the perception of ethics in healthcare and realizing our role in advocating for ethical care.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Productivity isn’t the problem, but it is a symptom of the problem of profit-centered rather than person-centered care. However, productivity has been the focus of many of our discussions, because it is a very tangible way to communicate about the problems therapists are facing.

Depending on your ethics concern, you may not follow each of these steps. This list is to provide a sequence to consider when reporting.

First, talk to your supervisor.

Call your company\’s compliance hotline.

Report Medicare fraud and abuse.

Report wage and labor violations.

Report to professional licensure/certification boards

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association