is the code of conduct and our guiding principles at Action
Were my actions safe-for me, for my
patient, for my colleagues, for other professionals, my organization,
and for the public?
Were my actions taken with due regard for the
opinions and feelings of my co-workers, including those from
to human needs:
Did I treat my patient/customer as a person?
Did I keep him/her warm? Was I gentle? Did I tell him/her what to
expect in advance? Did I treat his/her family and/or relatives with
Did I act toward my patient, my colleagues, my
teammates from other agencies, the hospital staff and the public with
the kind of respect that I would have wanted to receive myself?
If I were face-to-face right now with my
customer, could I look them in the eye and say I did my very best
Were my actions appropriate-medically,
professionally, legally, and practically, considering the
circumstances I faced?
Did my actions make sense? Would a reasonable
colleague of my experience have acted similarly, under the same
Were my actions fair and honest in every way?
Are my answers to these questions?