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3.01 Service to Patients

3.01 Service to Patients - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance, Code of Conduct/Ethics, Other Ethical Issues


  1. UWHC will treat all patients with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism. UWHC will ensure that each patient is able to access a continuum of health care that is appropriate and needed for his or her condition and consistent with community standards. Patients or their authorized representatives will be involved in decisions regarding their care to the extent that it is possible. We will inform patients about standard therapeutic alternatives, the risks and benefits associated with their care and involve them or their authorized representative in their care, whenever possible.
  2. All patient care shall be conducted in accordance with the prevailing professional standards. No patient shall be denied care on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, sexual preference or handicap.