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Table 4 Attitudes and behaviors that are an essential component of competencies

From: The development of a global chiropractic rehabilitation competency framework by the World Federation of Chiropractic

• Treat persons with respect for her/his human rights and dignity
• Respect person’s autonomy, independence and preferences including their right to consent or refuse assessment and treatment in shared decision-making
• Treat persons in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner
• Embark upon rehabilitation services as a continuous participatory process, to reach mutually agreed upon outcomes
• Demonstrate empathy
• Respect and value diversity and differences at individual and cultural levels
• Listen to others with respect and use non-authoritarian communication
• Respect confidentiality and privacy in the provision of rehabilitation services
• Adhere to professional ethical standards
• Demonstrate awareness of one’s own attitudes, values and beliefs that may impact the ability to provide confidential, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental and respectful care
• Respect accessibility, needs and requirements of persons