Patient & Family Rights

Duties of a Doctor


This Booklet serves as a guide to the medical practitioners to meet the standard of care professionalism set out by the Malaysian Medical Council. It contains the moral and professional obligations expected of the medical practitioners of this country.

It also serves to enhance public awareness of such standards expected from the doctor who treats them. Such awareness will hopefully encourage greater adherence by the doctors to these guidelines.

I therefore, urge all medical practitioners to adhere to the guidelines laid down in this booklet, at all times. Useful contributions from the medical fraternity may be incorporated in future revision of these guidelines.

Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Abu Bakar bin Suleiman
Malaysian Medical Council.

January, 2001


A publication of

Majlis Perubatan Malaysia
Malaysian Medical Council

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