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5.1.1. To respect patient rights to receive appropriate treatment regardless of age, gender, religion, race, nationality or social status and, in an emergency, the ability to pay.
5.1.2. Should provide health care services and treatment with appropriate attention, competence & without unnecessary delay.
5.1.3. Should give essential physical, moral & behavioral support.
5.1.4. Should respect patient’s dignity and privacy and treat them politely and considerately.
5.1.5. To be courteous, compassionate and honest and should respect the dignity, culture, ethnicity, values, religion and beliefs of the patient/client.
5.1.6. Shall not discriminate / harass between patients and colleagues on grounds of religious beliefs, culture, values, gender or nationality.
5.1.7. Should maintain appropriate professional boundaries in all relationships with patients/clients and their families.
5.1.8. Healthcare practitioners shall encourage and respect the role of patients/legal guardian in shared decision-making process. To assist patient to choose most suitable preferences within the limits of lawful professional practice.
5.1.9. To ensure that his/her personal beliefs shall not prejudice patient’s care.