Core Values

Core Values recognizes:

1.  That there are scientific absolutes and truths that transcend relative social considerations and laws, including religious beliefs, ideology, or the interests of others or ourselves.*

2.  That good science cannot exist in a moral vacuum and pledges to promote such science.*

3. The unique nature of the species Homo sapiens and that all members of the species are human beings who should be valued equally, without discrimination.*

4. The priority of non-maleficence in ethics. “First, do no harm” must precede and be incorporated in the desire to do good.

5. The unique position of medicine and science to advocate for the protection of human rights.

6. The vital role of to promote human rights by advocating for the ethical practice of medicine and science.

*Thanks to the American College of Pediatricians.

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