In 2018, the House of Delegates adopted the Values-Based Behaviors for the Physical Therapist Assistant (.pdf) HOD P06-18-26-34 [Position].
Values-based Behaviors for the PTA (.pdf) provides definitions and sample indicators (examples, not an exhaustive list) that describe the actions the physical therapist assistant (PTA) would perform to express the 8 values most commonly associated with PTAs:
2. Caring and Compassion
3. Continuing Competence
6. PT/PTA Collaboration
8. Social Responsibility
A complete history of the development and approval of the document is included in the document's introduction.
Values-based Behaviors Self Assessment (.doc)
This self-assessment tool is intended to: 1) increase awareness about the values-based behaviors; and 2) provide a format for documenting the frequency with which he or she demonstrates the eight values-based behaviors on sample indicators (behaviors not intended to be an exhaustive list).
Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant (.pdf)
The Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant (Standards of Ethical Conduct) delineate the ethical obligations of all physical therapist assistants as determined by the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The Standards of Ethical Conduct provide a foundation for conduct to which all physical therapist assistants shall adhere.