Organizational ethics rests on the Code of Ethics and organizational policies that map out our duties and obligations, and our behaviours towards others. It defines conflict of interest situations and ensures that the facility’s administrative and corporate affairs are conducted with integrity and honesty.
Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics defines the rights and responsibilities of patients as well as the responsibilities of caregivers. The Network has adopted a code of ethics to be able to bring its values to the forefront, affirm and respect its commitments towards patients, and ensure the quality of care and services. This code also ensures the quality of the relationships between professionals and patients.
The values adopted by the Network guide actions and dictate behaviours towards patients, staff, physicians, students, volunteers and partners:
Protection of personal information
The Network has several policies on protection of personal information. These policies identify obligations pertaining to the processing of confidential information by Network employees and non-employed staff (participating in activities giving access to confidential information, including personal health information). Employees are reminded of these obligations by signing a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement every year.
Conflicts of interest
Current policies apply to all Network staff. They provide guidelines on expected behaviours in order to avoid any conflict of interest situation that could affect the impartiality or judgment of staff members, their integrity and that of the Network.
Harassment and violence in the workplace
These human resources policies apply to all staff members and reflect the Network’s commitment to provide a safe work environment in which all employees are treated with respect and dignity.