HPCA Palliative Care Code of Ethics
Palliative care promotes the alleviation of suffering and does not support euthanasia. There is always an appropriate care plan for every person.
All Palliative Care personnel should practice compassion and respect for the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual without discrimination.
Palliative Care supports Universal Health Coverage ensuring that all people can access quality palliative care services whilst ensuring the use of these services does not expose the patient or family to financial hardship.
Palliative Care personnel should owe the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth.
MEDICAL ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
These principles guide the development of the interdisciplinary care plan, the ongoing assessment, action plan and treatment.