|Subject : STUDENT RIGHT & RESPONSIBILITIES||Title : ETHICAL STATEMENT ON PATIENT CARE RESPONSIBILITIES||Coding : 6.9|
|Responsible Executive : Associate Dean for Academic Affairs||Responsible Office : Academic Affairs|
|Adopted : 7/05||Amended :||Last Reviewed :|
|This policy describes the ethical responsibilities for all patients.|
|It is the responsibility of students, faculty, program directors, and administration to provide quality health care to all patients.|
The University is committed to providing quality health care to all patients in its health care units, including those with infectious diseases such as hepatitis B and HIV. This policy extends to all health professions, faculty, students, and personnel. Students and faculty of the School of Health Related Professions are expected to provide quality and dignified health care to every patient regardless of his or her social status, race, gender, religion, ethnic background or diagnosis.
The School of Health Related Professions provides information and training in appropriate patient care procedures in order to reduce any risks of infection from patients, particularly from those who have been diagnosed with an infectious disease.
The University unequivocally prohibits its health professionals or health profession students from refusing competent and complete health care to any patient whose condition warrants their care. This prohibition extends to all patients including those who are at risk of contracting an infectious disease or who have contracted such a disease, including AIDS, Hepatitis B, or other similar diseases. The School will attempt to reasonably accommodate students' religious beliefs when they relate to clinical performance, provided that the accommodation does not prevent the successful completion of the essential functions of the course of study.
ETHICAL STATEMENT ON PATIENT CARE RESPONSIBILITIES