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Code of Ethics
CHLA-ABSC CODE OF ETHICS
CHLA/ABSC is committed to providing and developing resources which promote excellence in health and healthcare and support continuous learning. In doing so, members call upon their own expertise and judgement to provide the best information available to their clients. Members exercise the highest level of professional commitment and uphold the following code of ethics in their pursuit of excellence.
Code of Ethics for Health Sciences Librarianship
Goals and Principles for Ethical Conduct
The health sciences librarian believes that knowledge is the sine qua non of informed decisions in health care, education, and research and the health sciences librarian serves society, clients, and the institution by working to ensure that informed decisions can be made.
The health sciences librarian promotes access to health information for all and creates and maintains conditions of freedom of inquiry, thought, and expression that facilitate informed health care decisions.
The health sciences librarian provides leadership and expertise in the design, development and ethical management of knowledge-based information systems that meet the information needs and obligations of the institution.
The health sciences librarian assumes personal responsibility for developing and maintaining professional excellence.
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