Ethics relating to paramedic practice
The essay requires you to apply an ethical or legal principle to the patient’s care, in conjunction with one aspect from the HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2016).
1. Examine the scope and practice of the paramedic role and responsibilities and the implications for interacting with members of the public, patients and carers. 2. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the four key ethical and legal principles related to paramedic practice 3. Explore the principles of professional autonomy and accountability in paramedic practice 4. Examine the issues related to capacity and consent across the lifespan, including the safeguarding of children