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Ethics is a set of principles dealing with what is morally right or wrong. They provide a standard of conduct or a code of behavior representing ideal behavior for a group of people.

Basic rules of ethics

1. Put the saving of life and the promotion of health above all else.

  1. Treat all patients equally.

  • Regardless of race, age, sex, religion, socioeconomic status or nationality

  • Avoid bias, prejudice and discrimination

  1. Maintain a competent level of skill consistent with the occupation.

  1. Maintain confidentiality and respect for the privacy of others.

  1. Refrain from immoral and illegal practices.

  1. Show loyalty to patients, co-workers, and employer.

  1. Be sincere, honest and caring.

    • Treat others the way you want to be treated “The Golden Rule”



  1. Perform only those procedures for which you have been trained and are legally permitted to do. If you are asked to perform procedures for which you have not been trained REFUSE.

  1. Use approved and correct methods while performing any procedure.

  1. Obtain correct authorization before performing any procedure.

  1. Identify patient and obtain the patient’s consent before performing any procedure. Check patients name band and state patient’s name clearly, repeating if necessary.

5. Observe all safety precautions.

  1. Keep all information confidential.

  1. Think before you speak and watch everything you say. Do not tell a patient information unless you have been instructed to do so.

  1. Treat all patients equally.

  1. Accept no tips or bribes for care you provide.

  1. If an error occurs or you make a mistake, report it immediately to your supervisor.

  1. Behave professionally in dress, language, manners and actions

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