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1.17 - Honesty and Integrity

Nothing characterizes you more completely than the role of trust you assume when you assume the care of other human beings.  In the personal therapeutic relationship that exists between care-giver and client, practitioner and patient, there is no room for small, medium or large dishonesties of mind, spirit or substance.  From being honest with oneself with respect to one’s talents and limitations – to the most exquisite honesty and care in making treatment records or reporting events related to patient care – the onus is on us to be worthy of the trust placed in us as caregivers and to exemplify the quality of character such a profession demands.  Nothing characterizes us more, or serves us better in our professional lives, as the quality of our honesty and integrity.  It is as important as the quality of our skills and the depth of our caring.

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