As part of our committment to our patients and our profession, we commit to principles of excellence within our practices and we hold ourselves to the highest standard possible. These principles help define our patient care. We make the committment to not harm our patients by either omission or commission. We are also dedicated to the prevention and relief of human pain and suffering.
The trust between a physician and their patient is a sacred bond we seek to protect. To do that, we respect the confidentiality of all communications exchanged with our patients, and we also hold ourselves to being honest in all circumstances. We believe our patients have the right to be carefully taught about all aspects of their disease and treatment so they may give consent that is properly informed.
We are also dedicated to the service of all people, regardless of their economic resources or the nature of their illness. We intervene on their behalf as advocates for adequate care and should always have their best interests in mind. This means we commit to not making allocation decisions that violate this priority. Our patient care decisions should never be influenced by our own income considerations. Holding ourselves to these standards only seeks to enhance good healthcare delivery.