Student affirmation

Student affirmation
"I affirm that I will:
• make the care of patients my first concern;
• treat every patient politely and considerately;
• respect patients' dignity and privacy;
• listen to patients and respect their views;
• give patients information in a way they can understand;
• respect the right of patients to be fully involved in decisions about their care;
• keep my professional knowledge and skills up to date;
• recognise the limits of my professional competence;
• be honest and trustworthy;
• respect and protect confidential information;
• make sure my personal beliefs do not prejudice patient care;
• act quickly to protect patients from risk if I have good reason to believe that I or a colleague may not be fit to practise;
• avoid abuse of my position as a dentist;
• work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients' interests.
In all these matters I will never discriminate unfairly against patients or colleagues.
I will always be prepared to justify my actions to them." "I so affirm".

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