PREAMBLE TO THE PATIENT'S CHARTER
RECOGNISING that the relationship between the provider of health care and a patient is privileged and sacrosanct.
RECOGNISING that the highest traditions of health care mandate mutual trust and respect between the provider of health care and the patient.
RECOGNISING that the meaningful partnership between the provider of health care and a patient requires that the patient participates actively in decisions relating to the patient's health.
RECOGNISING that a patient must assume not only rights but also responsibilities.
RECOGNISING that this Charter advocates universal ideals and standards of health care, which the government, the providers of healthcare and the public should strive to achieve.
RECOGNISING that this Charter is an educational document embodying the Code of Medical Ethics.
THE PARTIES HERETO ADOPT THIS CHARTER AND CALL UPON ITS OBSERVANCE BY ALL CONCERNED.