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Responsibilities to the Profession
- Recognize that the self-regulation of the profession is a privilege and that each doctor has a continuing responsibility to merit this privilege.
- Teach and be taught.
- Avoid impugning the reputation of colleagues for personal motives; however, report to the appropriate authority any unprofessional conduct by colleagues.
- Be willing to participate in peer review of other doctors and to undergo review by your peers.
- Avoid promoting, as a member of the medical profession, any product for personal gain.
- Do not keep secret from colleagues the diagnostic or therapeutic agents and procedures that you employ.
- Collaborate with other doctors and health professionals in the care of patients and the functioning and improvement of health services.
- Conduct yourself in a professional manner that is beyond reproach and take the necessary steps to correct unethical behaviour by colleagues
- Ensure that you maintain your professional independence and integrity when entering into any contract or association regarding professional services; recognise that you remain personally responsible to your patients for care and ensure that the terms and conditions of your contract are fair.
- Enhance the dignity and image of the medical and radiology professions through positive public information programs; and
- Refrain from participating in any activity that demeans the credibility and dignity of the medical and radiology professions.