Caring Healthcare Workers’ Coalition
Name of organisation
Caring Healthcare Workers Coalition
We are a group of South African healthcare workers committed to quality pateint care, the preservation of the doctor patient relationship and evidence based medical care
We have an obligation and responsibility to our patients as stated in the Hippocratic Oath we swore - “I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgement; I will keep them from harm and injustice - I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asks for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect”
In treating patients we are also obliged to guide them to make an informed choice about treatment and prevention options for all diseases.
As part of our commitment to our patients we pledge to being up to date with the latest available data about treatment and prophylaxis protocols. Putting our patients first sometimes means asking difficult questions and challenging decisions made for them by non-medical people. All people have a constitutional right to bodily integrity and freedom to choose what they do with their bodies. The Patients’ Rights Charter ensures, amongst other things : Informed Consent, Confidentiality and Privacy, Refusal of Treatment as well as the right to Complain about Health Services.
We will endeavour to always do what is best for our patients and continue to treat people and not diseases and above all - “First do no harm”
Any person who shares the groups aims will be able to be part of the group as long as the ratio of HCWs to non-HCWs does not exceed 80:20
How can people join?
Fill in membership form
on the website
Ceasing to be a member
Send an email to email@example.com
Exco - members details are on the website
Management Committee- all who have indicated they want to be actively involved (the CHC WhatsApp group)
General members - all who agree with the aims of the CHC - but do not want to be actively involved)