Code of Ethics.
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Healthcare professionals include both licensed and unlicensed individuals.
Healthcare professionals include both licensed and unlicensed positions working as a team to meet the needs of patients. A code of conduct defines what is expected of all healthcare team members regardless of their status.
By Kathryn Rateliff Barr
All healthcare team members are expected to extend courtesy and respect to everyone regardless of position, race, religion, gender, socio-economic standing or sexual orientation. Everyone is personally responsibility for her actions and acknowledges the contributions of others, giving credit where it is due.
Healthcare professionals who have access to protected medical and financial information must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and all other laws protecting privacy rights. Licensed and certified healthcare professionals must abide by the laws governing their profession. Healthcare professionals who are involved in patient care follow standards of evidence-based care and maintain clear and concise records.
What do you consider to be the most important component of this particular professional code of Ethics?