Ethics & the Athletic Trainer

This evening I had the opportunity to speak to a group of athletic trainers & health care professionals on multiple topics, one being ethics in our profession. It’s not something we talk a lot about but hopefully we practice every day, good ethics that is! It involves doing what is right, demonstrating character, integrity, putting our honesty to the test in carrying out our beliefs regardless of consequences. It’s more than knowing what is right but actually doing what is right. Sadly, there have been fellow professionals found guilty of unethical behavior who have faced the consequences for their actions. We are involved in a service profession which demands the utmost trust from the clients & professionals we work with. Let us guard that trust and excel in all we do.

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