There are some rules that never vary. For example, a patient's medical history,
diagnosis, treatment, and prescribed medications must always be considered
confidential. Your relationships with patients should always be kept on a professional
level. A patient should always be provided with as much privacy as possible. As a
health care provider, your ethical responsibilities reach far beyond your legal
requirements. You perform a service based on the trust that you will consistently
perform in a manner that will benefit the patient. Living by this policy is an inherent and
essential part of your job as a health care provider.