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20 golden rules in medical ethics

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

1. Patient is number one :always place the interests of the patient first

2. Always respond to the patient

3. Tell the patient everything , even he/she does not ask

4. Work on developing a rapport on an ongoing basis. Always seek a good, long-term relationship with the patient

5. Listen , reflect , encourage

6. Negotiate rather than order

7. Notice and respond to new information

8. Admit to the patient when you make a mistake

9. Never "pass off" your patient to someone else

10. Express empathy, then give control : " I'm sorry , what would you like to do? "

11. Agree on problem before moving to solution

12. Be sure you understand what the patient is talking about before intervening

13. Patients do not get to select inappropriate treatments

14. Be sure who your patient is

15. Never lie

16. Accept the health beliefs of patients

17. Accept the patient's religious beliefs and participate if possible

18. Anything that increases communication is good

19. Be an advocate for the patient

20. The key is not so much what you do , but how you do it

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