At Heritage Lane, Behavioral Assisted Living, we strive to abide by the following 10 principles of ethics:
Beneficence. Do “good” by the resident. Do what is helpful with the welfare of the resident as the highest priority.
Non-Malignant. Avoid harm and deliver care effectively and safely. Encourage residents to achieve their goals.
Futility of Treatment. Deliver treatment consistent with the resident’s goals and plan of care. Avoid any intervention that is deemed unsafe or would prolong suffering from medical or mental health issues.
Confidentiality. Complete and absolute confidentiality is the underlying tenet. Comply with state laws regarding disclosure to third parties.
Autonomy and Consent. Adhere and respect the resident rights. The duty is to encourage, not enforce. Allow the resident to make choices for themselves without risk of retaliation or fear of consequence.
Resident Relationship. Develop a therapeutic alliance with the resident. There should be fidelity, trust, confidentiality, and protection from intended harm. Provide direction, encouragement, and education during resident interactions.
Truth Telling. Tell the truth. Always.
Justice. Distribute resources in an equitable manner. Treat all residents equally regardless of mental or physical limitation.
Non-Abandonment. Uphold the principle of fidelity to all residents. Never leave the post or duty without permission. No matter what.
Limited Resources. Realize in every setting there are limited healthcare resources. Make decisions in a non-discriminatory and objective manner.
Should any of these principles be violated. Heritage Lane Behavioral Assisted Living has a non-retaliatory reporting system that allows a grievance to be made and fully investigated.