Each organization whether public or professional has their own standards that safeguards the image of the company. Moreover, values can raise morals.
True enough, the code of ethics in health care is not similar with that of the general ethics, Medical assistants or MAs believe of what they do is their duty to men.” With this moral rule, medical staffs like medical assistants are expected to do the following:
To Stay Loyal To Their Employers
According to the AAMA code of ethics, medical assistants are expected to follow and uphold their honor and the principles of this profession by accepting its disciplines and governing laws.
Moreover, medical assistants are expected to be genuine, dedicated and truthful to their employer. Medical assistants are subject for invalidation and revocation of their license whenever they are proven stealing, black mailing, accepting bribes or performing any other dirty deal.
To Provide Quality Standard Health Care Services
Medical assistants are expected to provide quality health care services and to respect their patients always. Privacy is important to people and medical assistants must be concern with the patient’s privacy whenever and wherever.
Medical assistants should always be polite and pleasant, affectionate and consoling towards patients. They must also put their patients at ease whenever they are experiencing great fear especially before procedures wherein patients often have fears of the unknown. Moreover, they must at all times show sympathy and empathy to their patients. Any lewd commentaries or terms are not allowed because it can result to dejection.
To Be Prepared To Go The Extra Mile
Medical assistants are expected to participate in extra services, aiming to improve the health and well-being of the people in the community. They are expected to participate in voluntary works or community health awareness projects of the government.
To Maintain Secrecy
Unless legally required, medical assistants are expected to keep all interventions and communications with the patient private. Ideally, the information of the client is exclusive for the members of the medical team assigned to the client. The American Association of Medical Assistants is very dogmatic when it comes to this area. Any information that was accidentally given even to the relatives and members of the medical assistant’s family will cause one’s license to be revoked.
To Subject Themselves In Improving Their Skills And Knowledge
For the benefit of self, contemporaries and patients, the medical assistant must seek professional advancement by continuous training and developing of knowledge and skills.
In addition, medical assistants must be open for additional knowledge and information by studying new research and tips by co workers. On the other hand, they must also share to their other contemporaries their learned facts and skills.
Definitely, ethics are very essential to any groups, organizations or association whether social or professional. These codes of ethics preserve the dignity and ideals of the group. Through these codes of ethics, people may have an idea of what to expect to each of their members. Moreover, ethics when strictly implemented can develop the foundation of the organization.
Not only medical assistants but the entire health care professionals are expected to accede and uphold medical ethics. Medical ethics support integrity, uniformity of human beings and respect for the dignity of the patients. Medical assistants and the entire health care professionals are distinguished with other professions because they are committed to the service and to humanity. Certainly, this is one of the many things that medical assistants must regard.