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Code of Ethics

Physicians:

Physician Professional Code of Ethics

American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics
The Medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self.


Dentists:

Dentist Professional Code of Ethics American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct
The American Dental Association calls upon dentists to follow high ethical standards which have the benefit of the patient as their primary goal. In recognition of this goal, the education and training of a dentist has resulted in society affording to the profession the privilege and obligation of self-government. To fulfill this privilege, these high ethical standards should be adopted and practiced throughout the dental school educational process and subsequent professional career.


Nurses:

Nurse Professional Code of Ethics American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses 
The Code of Ethics is the promise that nurses are doing their best to provide care for their patients and their communities, supporting each other in the process so that all nurses can fulfill their ethical and professional obligations.


Pharmacists:

Pharmacist Professional Code of Ethics American Pharmacists Association Code of Ethics
Pharmacists are health professionals who assist individuals in making the best use of medications. This code, prepared an supported by pharmacists, is intended to state publicly the principles that form the fundamental basis of the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. These principles, based on moral obligations and virtues, are established to guide pharmacists in relationships with patients, health professionals, and society.


Occupational Therapists:

Occupational Therapist Professional Code of Ethics American Occupational Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards 
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010) (“Code and Ethics Standards”) is a public statement of principles used to promote and maintain high standards of conduct within the profession. Members of AOTA are committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, independence, and safety for all recipients in various stages of life, health, and illness and to empower all beneficiaries of occupational therapy. This commitment extends beyond service recipients to include professional colleagues, students, educators, businesses, and the community.


Physical Therapists:

Physical Therapist Professional Code of Ethics American Physical Therapy Association - On Ethics and Professionalism
The Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist (Code of Ethics) delineates the ethical obligations of all physical therapists as determined by the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).


Physician Assistants:

Physician Assistant Professional Code of Ethics American Academy of Physician Assistants - On Professional Ethics, Guidelines for Ethical Conduct 
This ethics manual outlines the fundamental principles of the profession and describes ways in which the principles might apply in professional life. Each PA must use his or her best judgment in any situation while considering the preferences of the patient and the supervising physician, clinical information, ethical concepts and legal obligations.