Ethical code


  1. The doctor belonging to TUAME is required to comply with the National Code of Ethics as published by the National Federation of Physicians, Surgeons and Orthodontists (FNOMCeO) and the code of ethics, as per the implementing Regulation.
  2. The conduct of the doctor, even outside the exercise of the profession, must be in keeping with the decorum and dignity of the same, in keeping with the principles of solidarity, humanity and civil commitment that inspire it.
  3. The doctor is required to provide the utmost cooperation and readiness in relations with his/her professional order.
  4. The doctor is required to know the rules of this Code, ignorance of which does not exempt him/her from disciplinary responsibility.
  5. The doctor associated with TuaMe carries out their professional activity with commitment, diligence and seriousness, free of any discrimination, obeying the universal law of human and social solidarity as well as current internal and European community regulations.
  6. He/she fulfils their professional duty with science and conscience. He/she must observe and enforce the laws and regulations, rejecting any influence alien to the dignity of their function, and must observe professional secrecy, provided that this does not affect their morality, does not cause damage to third parties and does not obstruct the course of justice.
  7. In the exercise of the profession, he/she must maintain relations with anyone based on the exact fulfilment of their duties and the dignified protection of their rights.
  8. The use of non-conventional practices cannot be separated from respect for the decorum and dignity of the profession and is expressed in the exclusive area of ​​direct and exclusive professional responsibility of the doctor. The use of non-conventional practices should not however subtract the patient from specific and scientifically consolidated treatments and always requires detailed information and acquisition of consent.
  9. It is forbidden for the doctor belonging to TuaMe to collaborate in any capacity or to favour the exercise of non-medical third parties in the field of so-called non-conventional practices.
  10. He/she must avoid any form and attitude of unfair competition and maintain cordial and loyal relationships withtheir colleagues and with other health and social workers, drawing inspiration from the reciprocal respect that the ethical-social principle requires.
  11. In medical-legal activity, he/she must avoid any form of improper counseling that could represent unjust damage to other doctors. Official or party-appointed consultancy must tend only to interpret the available scientific evidence, respecting objectivity and scientific dialectic as well as showing prudence in evaluation concerning the conduct of the individuals involved. The performance of medical-legal services that do not comply with these provisions constitutes an illegal act sanctioned by law.
  12. In freelance exercise, without prejudice to the principle of direct agreement between doctor and patient and respecting professional decorum, the fee must be commensurate with the difficulty, complexity and quality of the service, taking into account the skills and resources involved. The doctor is required to make their fee known to the patient beforehand. The payment of compensation for professional services must not be subordinate to the results of the services themselves.
  13. In particular circumstances, the doctor may provide their work for free provided that such behaviour is not advertised and does not constitute, consequently, unfair competition or illicit canvassing.
  14. He/she must not engage in activities that are incompatible with their profession, or which may in any case harm personal dignity and the category to which he/she belongs.
  15. He/she must feel the duty to update and refine their professional knowledge, to operate better and to raise their professional prestige.
  16. The advertising of information on health matters, provided by individuals or by health structures, may not be separated, in form and content, from the principles of correct information, responsibility and professional decorum.
  17. Comparative advertising is prohibited.
  18. To allow patients a free and informed choice among structures, services and professionals, it is essential that information, by any disseminated means, is not arbitrary and discretionary, but objective, truthful, accompanied by objective and verifiable data and verified by the competent territorial order.
  19. The doctor who participates, collaborates or offers advocacy or testimony to health information must never compromise principles of scientific rigour, intellectual honesty and prudence, excluding any form of indirect or commercial personal advertising or in favour of others.
  20. The doctor belonging to TuaMe should not divulge news on advances in biomedical research and on innovations in the health field that have not yet been validated and accredited from a scientific point of view, especially if these are such as to nourish unfounded expectations and illusory hopes.