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5.4.1. Healthcare practitioners shall consistently demonstrate openness, honesty and ethical in their professional practice.
5.4.2. Healthcare practitioners shall always act promptly to put matters right, if that is possible to ensure patient safety.
5.4.3. When care plan does not go as intended, healthcare practitioners have a responsibility to be open and honest in their communication with the patient/legal guardian.
5.4.4. Healthcare practitioners shall maintain appropriate boundaries and not abuse their professional position to establish or pursue a physical or other inappropriate relationship with anybody under their care. This includes those close to the patient/client such as their caregivers, guardian or spouse or anyone under their supervision such as a student healthcare professionals or colleagues.
5.4.5. Healthcare practitioners shall avoid expressing personal beliefs including political, spiritual, religious or moral beliefs to patients/legal guardian or their caregivers in ways that exploit their vulnerability or that are likely to cause them distress.
5.4.6. Shall work collaboratively within health care teams, and respect the skills, expertise and contributions of colleagues.
5.4.7. When working as a member of a team, they shall communicate effectively and disseminate knowledge, skill and expertise as required for the benefit and safety of patients.
5.4.8. Shall support colleagues who appropriately and professionally notify circumstances of unsafe and unethical practices.
5.4.9. Healthcare practitioners shall understand their duty to support the community to deal in a sound manner with the reality of disease condition and its consequences.
5.4.10. Should give priority to the investigation and treatment of patients solely on the basis of clinical need.
5.4.11. Should respect the patient’s right to informed consent and to seeking a second opinion regarding the care they receive.