Ethics

ethics

code of ethics

Heartland Health Authority believes all work conducted by and within the health region should be done within ethical standards as reflected in a Code of Ethics.

  • Provide safe, compassionate, competent care
  • Provide service with dignity, honesty and respect to all people
  • Encourage the trust and confidence of the public through high standards of professional competence and conduct.
  • Preserve and respect the confidentiality of any information; either medical, personal or related to the organization
  • Practice informed decision-making
  • Be accountable for service
  • Listen to and respect client and family concerns and decisions
  • Adhere to specific professional Codes of Ethics

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Ethical Making Framework

Health Ethics Consultation  

Problems and disagreements regarding the moral or “right” thing to do occasionally arise in the course of health care provision.These problems can create “ethical distress” for clients,their families/representatives, and healthcare workers.  It is available when  requested, to clients and their representatives; to Region staff;to physicians practicing in the Region’s facilities and agencies; and to other involved parties.

The goal of a health ethics consultation is to improve the provision of health care and its outcome through the identification, analysis and resolution of ethical issues.  Health ethics consultation is a service provided by an individual or group to help patients, families, substitute decision makers,health care providers, or other involved parties address uncertainty or conflict regarding value-laden issues that emerge in health care. (Aulisio, 2000)

Requests for, and participation in health ethics consultations are voluntary, and consultations and subsequent case reviews are, by their nature, advisory.  The consultation service and case review process will serve to facilitate a guided discussion of the issues, and offer recommendations, opinions and/or advice, none of which are binding. The appropriate decision-makers are free to accept or reject any advice provided.

To Request a Health Ethics Consultation in Heartland Health Region:

  1. Call the Heartland Health Region Corporate Office at 306-882-4111 ext. 2327. Your request will be taken by an administrative assistant and they will ask you for your name, contact information, and whether the issue is urgent or non-urgent. The information will be immediately forwarded to one of the Co-Chairs (or assigned designate) of the Regional Ethics Advisory Committee.
  2. By email to heartland@hrha.sk.ca, or
  3. By mail to Ethics Contact, PO Box 2110  Rosetown  SK  S0L 2V0
  4. You will be contacted by a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee for further information and discussion of your issue.

 

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Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).

 

The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.

 

The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.

 

If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.

 

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Links

Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation

MedSask

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

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