Frontline Initiative: DSPs Using the NADSP Code of Ethics

Tenet 3: Integrity and Responsibility

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Code of Ethics Tenent 3: Integrity and Responsibility:

Integrity and Responsibility

As a DSP, I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals, and the community.

Furthermore, as a DSP, I will:

  • Be aware of my own values and how they influence my professional decisions.
  • Maintain competency in my profession through learning and ongoing collaboration with others.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for my decisions and actions.
  • Advance my knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
  • Seek advice and guidance on ethical issues from others as needed to inform decision-making.
  • Recognize the importance of modeling valued behaviors to co-workers, people I support, and the community at large.
  • Practice responsible work habits.

View and download the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Code of Ethics

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