Prof. al-Imran: The Commission continues its efforts to provide everything that could help health professions achieve high standards
SCHS has issued the third edition of the “Code of Ethics for Health Practitioners”. Select professors, scholars and Shari’ah counselors participated in writing the document and supervising the process.
The Code of Ethics is an important document that the trainee must uphold and abide by throughout medical practice, SCHS Acting Secretary General Suleiman bin Imran al-Imran said. The document consists of 11 chapters. In the beginning, the Code of Ethics addresses the ethics and regulations of health professions, then moves on to the characteristics of professional ethics, and then to health practitioners’ morals and their responsibilities toward patients and the community. The Code of Ethics also includes chapters that cover the Shari’ah rulings relevant to health practitioners, financial aspects in the healthcare sector and biomedical research.
Prof. al-Imran concluded with an affirmation that the Commission will continue its efforts to provide everything that could help health professions achieve high standards, in line with the Commission’s mission to ensure safe professional practice in the healthcare sector in the Kingdom.