What Healthcare Providers Should Do
- Hold as their primary responsibility the health, safety, welfare, and dignity of all human beings.
- Uphold the tenets of patient autonomy, beneficence, and justice.
- Hold in strict confidence information obtained through employment unless legally authorized or required by responsible performance of duty to divulge such information.
- Actively seek to expand their knowledge and skills, keeping abreast of advances in medicine.
- Use their knowledge and experience to contribute to an improved community.
- Respect their professional relationship with all members of the healthcare team.
- Respect the culture, values, beliefs, and expectations of the patient and family caregiver.
- Not discriminate against classes or categories of patients in the delivery of needed healthcare.
- Disclose to his or her supervisor information about errors made in the course of caring for a patient.
- Place service to patients before personal material gain and should avoid undue influence on their judgment.
- Not misrepresent directly or indirectly, their skills, training, professional credentials, or identity.
- Not become sexually involved with patients or engage in, or condone, any form of sexual harassment.
- Seek professional help if suffering from issues of addiction or substance abuse and should not engage in patient care while symptomatic or until cleared by treating professional.