6.11. Patients who may have additional/special needs
Healthcare Professionals expected to give special attention when caring for such patients (including those with impaired decision-making capacity) who have additional needs and should be aware that these patients may be at greater risk that might involve:
6.11.1. Paying attention to communication.
6.11.2. Being aware that increased advocacy may be necessary to ensure just access to healthcare.
6.11.3. Recognizing that there may be a range of people involved in their care, such as caregivers, family members or a guardian, and involving them when appropriate, being mindful of privacy considerations
6.11.4. Ensure appropriate care is taken for such vulnerable patient.
6.12. Promoting Public Health11
6.12.1. Professionals shall contribute in promoting the mental and physical health of the community of State of Qatar.
6.12.2. Have a responsibility to promote community mental and physical health though education, screening, disease prevention and reporting notifiable disease to appropriate authority.
6.12.3. Healthcare professionals shall act as ambassadors and use relevant expertise and influence to protect and advance the health and wellbeing of patients, communities and populations.