All human beings have a right to basic needs which entails proper meals, clean water for consumption, air and access to proper healthcare. The health sector just like any other field of service has the set rules and regulations which their employees must follow when giving service to the patients. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may have severe consequences on both the employee and the entire health facility.
The patients sensitive information should only be accessed by authorized persons and the patient themselves. All the data about the patients should be kept a secret and never be revealed to any person except the ones in charge of the patients’ files. Preventive measures have to be put in place to maximize the security of the files. A client has the right to sue any health facility that does not respect this right.
The healthcare workforce and staff should be always proficient and uphold the values of their career. Being very keen and keeping time are the two major principles of medical workers. Dealing with human life calls for extra care and concentration to avoid making faults and errors that can be avoided with just a little more care. Perfoming all essential tasks on time is important in medical care. Some hospitals have been sued and paid heavy compensations for negligent actions such as leaving operation equipment in the human body after surgeries.
The medics are also expected to continuously update their knowledge and skills so as to be at par with the latest expertise in the field of health. The continuous improvement of the skills helps to enhance their proficiency as well as to equip them with the familiarity on the use and functionality of the latest medical machinery in the market.
The right techniques of filing systems should be used when storing the patients’ documents. All patient documents should be well kept and provided on demand at any time required. The code of conduct provides the system that should be used in filing and storing of employee data.
Exercising integrity in the patient billing processes is another vital aspect all medical practitioners should always remember. Hospitals should be honest about the rates they charge the patients for services offered.
Communcations should always be done at the right time to give the patients time to think about the data and prepare to take the right action. The patients have a right to being informed on any relevant issue at the right time, and in case anything important has to be communicated the clients should be told in advance.
Working by the code of conduct saves a lot for both the health facility and the worker as well.