Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics provides the foundation for the identity and integrity of Western Health. The Code of Ethics shapes the organization's character and behaviour.

All employees must consider the following ten (10) ethical principles to guide their everyday work:

  • Respect
    We respect the uniqueness and worth of every individual.
  • Self-determination
    We support the right of individuals to participate in decision making.
  • Justice
    We provide the best possible treatment, care and service according to need, potential benefit, and the responsible use of resources.
  • Collaboration
    We work together to enhance service delivery and maximize the use of resources.
  • Accountability
    We have a strong culture of accountability and are transparent in our decision making.
  • Research/Teaching
    We engage in quality research activities and endeavour to provide opportunities for professional development.
  • Environment
    We strive to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Conflict of Interest
    We are committed to address conflict of interest issues.
  • Excellence
    We strive to provide the highest quality of treatment, care and service possible.
  • Privacy
    We will protect the privacy of all individuals in keeping with privacy laws.