Part 2: Professional Standards
Directions to complete part 2:
A.Read the information about Core Values, Code of Ethics and Medical Assisting Creed.
B.Answer the prompt(s) below.
The American Association of Medical Assistants has provided, Core Values, Code of Ethics, and Medical Assisting Creed listed below:
CMA (AAMA) Core Values
Actively participate in the delivery of quality health care.
Contribute to a positive health care experience for patients.
Advocate the essential value of certification and continuing education.
Medical Assisting Code of Ethics
1.Render service with full respect for the dignity of humanity.
2.Respect confidential information obtained through employment unless legally authorized or required by responsible performance of duty to divulge such information.
3.Uphold the honor and high principles of the profession and accept its disciplines.
4.Seek to continually improve the knowledge and skills of medical assistants for the benefit of patients and professional colleagues.
5.Participate in additional service activities aimed toward improving the health and well-being of the community.
Medical Assisting Creed
I believe in the principles and purposes of the profession of medical assisting.
I endeavor to be more effective.
I aspire to render greater service.
I protect the confidence entrusted to me.
I am dedicated to the care and well-being of all people.
I am loyal to my employer.
I am true to the ethics of my profession.
I am strengthened by compassion, courage and faith.
Write a 3-5 sentences explaining the importance of each of these professional standards.
Include any other behaviors, values and/or beliefs that you would add to the lists.
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