Thursday, September 18, 2008

Professional Ethics and Code of Conduct

What is professional ethics?

  • Professional Ethics concerns one's conduct of behaviour and practice when carrying out professional work.

Medical Lab Technologists must always:

  • Exercise their professional judgment, skill and care to the best of the ability in such a manner to bring credits to the professions and in meeting established standards.
  • Actively seek to establish cooperate with other health professionals.
  • Provide expertise to advice and counsel other health professionals.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients information by not wittingly disclose results or information, of a personal and confidential nature to unauthorized persons.
  • Safeguard the dignity and privacy of patients.
  • Be responsible for the logical process from the acquisition of the specimen the production of data and the final report of test results.
  • Be accountable for the quality and integrity of medical laboratory service.
  • Maintain a responsible approach to the community at large with respect to the handling and disposal of hazardous material.
  • Conduct themselves in a manner to uphold and maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity and reliability.
  • Strive to improve their professional skill and knowledge and disseminate such knowledge to fellow members and persons under their control.
  • Refrain from practices restricted by law and not indulge in unfair or improper practices for personal or professional gain.

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