Posts Tagged ‘Code of Ethics’

Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist- Part 7 of 7

An Obligation to Address Conflict of Interest When competing interests interfere with clinical or scientific judgments, patients and public health may be harmed as a result. In order to prevent harm, occupational health practitioners have a duty to ensure ethical conduct regarding conflicts of interest by recognizing, acknowledging, and appropriately addressing any secondary interests that…

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Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist- Part 6 of 7

An Obligation to Advise and Report Occupational and environmental health professionals should communicate effectively and in a timely manner to an individual all significant observations about the health and health risk of that person and provide advice about interventions available to restore, sustain, and improve health or prevent illness. Occupational and environmental health professionals, while…

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Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist- Part 5 of 7

An Obligation to Maintain Patient Confidentiality Occupational and environmental health professionals should keep confidential all individual medical, health promotion, and health screening information, only releasing such information with proper authorization when required by law, for overriding public health considerations, to other health care professionals according to accepted medical practice, to others at the request of…

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Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist- Part 4 of 7

An Obligation to Maintain Professional Competence Occupational and environmental health professionals should maintain individual competence and expertise based on current scientific evidence and technical knowledge. They should remain knowledgeable and engage in life-long learning regarding work, work-related hazards, and the environments of those whom they serve, applying appropriate methods to eliminate or minimize risks and…

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Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist- Part 3 of 7

An Obligation to Avoid Discrimination Occupational and environmental health professionals should build a relationship of trust and confidence with the people for whom they provide services. All people with whom occupational health professionals come in contact should be treated in an equitable manner, without any form of discrimination regarding age, sex, social status, ethnic background,…

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Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist- Part 1 of 7

An Obligation to Enhance a Safe and Healthy Workplace Environment Occupational and environmental health professionals engaged in clinical practice have a primary responsibility to the health and safety of the individual in the workplace and the environment. Occupational and environmental health professionals should take affirmative measures to ensure that proper attention is given to the…

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Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist- Part 2 of 7

An Obligation to Maintain Ethical Standards Occupational and environmental health professionals should behave honestly and ethically in all professional relationships. Occupational and environmental health professionals should actively oppose and strive to correct unethical conduct encountered in professional relationships. Occupational and environmental health professionals should recognize and acknowledge impairments, including substance-related and mental disorders, in themselves…

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Code of Ethics of the Occupational Medicine Specialist

The code of ethics applies to health professionals who are engaged in the practice of occupational or environmental medicine and addresses distinctive ethical issues that are characteristic and recurring in the practice of occupational and environmental medicine. Fundamental Beliefs and Values Three fundamental values are widely recognized in the health care professions and serve here…

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