Code of Ethics
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
In keeping with this philosophy, every member of the Toronto
Paramedic Association shall:
- Conserve life, alleviate
pain and suffering and promote health.
- Protect and maintain the
patient's safety, dignity and privacy.
- Not knowingly or willingly
conduct themselves in a manner that contravenes paramedics' standards of
- 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.
- 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.
- Not use professional
knowledge, skills, equipment or pharmaceuticals in any enterprise
detrimental to the profession or public safety and well being.
- Conduct themselves in a manner
that will reflect credit upon the profession.
- Encourage the trust and
confidence of the public through high standards of professional practice,
conduct and competence.
This Code of Ethics was approved by the Board of Directors
March 16th, 2004.