Professional, Legal and Ethical Healthcare Practice

Apply legal and ethical principles and professional code of conduct to uphold the integrity and reputation of the organisation and the profession



Competency Area

Ethics and Professionalism


Apply organisational code of conduct in the delivery of services to clients and patients

Adhere to the organisation’s code of conduct in daily work

Accept responsibility for own behaviour

Recognise and report issues and misconducts

Adhere to the Personal Data Protection Act strictly

Uphold professional, legal and ethical conduct and inclusive work practices

Practice within professional boundaries, or in accordance to expected competencies of professional certification

Apply decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas

Uphold the organisational, professional, legal and ethical policies and procedures to professional activities,

Advocate for the needs of patients and clients, ensuring their safety, security and well-being and inclusiveness

Implement plans of care within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks of professional practice

Apply ethical decision-making models and strategies

Utilise ethical decision- making models to resolve ethical dilemma in clinical areas

Monitor compliance to professional, ethical practices, legal and regulatory requirements of professional practice

Maintain relevancy and currency of organisation legal and ethical operational procedures to ensure provision of safe and evidence-based care to patients

Ensure adherance to professional, legal and ethical requirements.

Establish procedures to identify and address ethical problems

Develop and implement procedures to maintain confidentiality of documentations and patient or client records

Review professional and ethical conduct and practices of healthcare professionals

Evaluate compliance requirements

Disseminate changes and updates in ethical- legal requirements, professional code of conduct and standards of practice

Maintain an environment conducive to providing ethical care

Facilitate resolution of ethical conflicts for complex care situation

Drive professional, legal and ethical accountability across organisations

Evaluate organisational governance, compliance, and risk management policies and procedures in relation to professional practice

Assess changes in legislation and regulations, and benchmark ethical practices in the local and international contexts

Design new ethical frameworks, formulating change structures and procedures

Determine ethical and legal implications on professional practices in policy review initiatives with relevant government and healthcare networks

Establish and monitor quality assurance procedures to ensure governance and ethical accountability

Identify changes in ethical practices, professional guidelines, legislation, regulations and reporting requirements with reference to government initiatives for incorporations

Foster interdisciplinary team collaborations to address ethical concerns, risks or considerations, benefits and outcomes of patient care