Ethics Management

Code of Ethics

All volunteers work under the Equal Health ethos as outlined in the organisation's Code of Ethics.

Preliminaries
Equal Health volunteers agree to uphold the values of the "Mission Statement" and abide by this Code of Ethics.

Relations With Communities

  • Ensure total respect for existing cultural practices.

  • Consider the views, interests and concerns of health care recipients.

  • Understand the culture before arriving in the community.

  • All information recorded in the course of aid work must be treated with respect and sensitivity to cultural beliefs and values.

  • Uphold high standards of personal and professional integrity.

  • Avoid all discriminatory practices.

  • Do not exploit the recipients of the aid in any form whatsoever.

  • Be aware of not passing on sensitive information to third parties that may endanger the welfare of the people you are helping.

  • Seek feedback from the community.


Team Members

  • Always serve as a team player.

  • Understand and comply with the rules of the organisation.

  • Respond to the directions of the team leader.

  • Conduct yourself at all times in a professional manner.

  • Encourage the development of effective communication, understanding and co-operation between fellow team members.