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Code of Ethics


TORONTO PARAMEDIC ASSOCIATION CODE OF ETHICS

The practice of Paramedicine requires education, knowledge, skill and compassion, along with concern and sensitivity for the well being of patients.

In keeping with this philosophy, every member of the Toronto Paramedic Association shall:

  1. Conserve life, alleviate pain and suffering and promote health.
  1. Protect and maintain the patient's safety, dignity and privacy.
  1. Not knowingly or willingly conduct themselves in a manner that contravenes paramedics' standards of practice.
  1. Provide care based on human need with respect for human dignity, unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, colour, status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, type of illness, nor mental or physical disability.
  1. Preserve and protect the confidentiality of any information, either medical or personal, acquired through professional contact with patients, except where the disclosure of such information is necessary to the treatment of patients and the safety of other health care professionals or as required by law.
  1. Not use professional knowledge, skills, equipment or pharmaceuticals in any enterprise detrimental to the profession or public safety and well being.
  1. Conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect credit upon the profession.
  1. Encourage the trust and confidence of the public through high standards of professional practice, conduct and competence.

ENACTMENT

This Code of Ethics was approved by the Board of Directors March 16th, 2004.

The is responsible for promoting the practice of Paramedicine and ensuring the highest level of care for our patients. We are leaders in the advancement of Paramedicine and achieve our objectives through public awareness, research and education. We lobby for self-regulation under the Regulated Health Professions Act. We also assist in fund-raising for community-based charities. The is a proud chapter of the Ontario Paramedic Association and the Paramedic Association of Canada. The () is not a labour union.

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