Core values for psychiatrists

The College has adopted a framework of core values for psychiatrists at work:

  • Communication: successful conveying or sharing of information, ideas and feelings
  • Dignity: being worthy of respect
  • Empathy: showing the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
  • Fairness: treating people equally without favouritism or discrimination
  • Honesty: truthful and sincere
  • Humility: having a modest view of one’s importance
  • Respect: due regard for the feelings, wishes or rights of others
  • Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth or ability of someone

Download College Report 204 - Core values for psychiatrists (PDF)