Code of Conduct for Employees of Aboriginal Health Services


As a healthcare worker, you play a vital role in:

  • helping the healthcare service deliver its services
  • protecting the patient and the public from harm and
  • aluing all aspects of equality and diversity

What you do has a big impact on the quality of healthcare for people who use the service. In this module, you will review a set of guiding principles that guide conduct of all employees of health services. The principles are referred to as a “code of conduct”. The code is a list of statements that set the standard for how you should work on a day-to-day basis. It discusses attitudes as well as actions..

This module applies to all those working in health services.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles that apply to conduct in a health service.
  • Understand the type of conduct that is not accepted in employment.
  • Apply the underlying principles of a code of conduct in everyday work interactions.
  • Know how to identify a potential breach of the expected standard of conduct.
  • Know what to do once a potential breach of the expected standard has been identified.

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