2. The provision of end-of-life care is to be guided by the following principles:
(1) respect for end-of-life patients and recognition of their rights and freedoms must inspire every act performed in their regard;
(2) end-of-life patients must be treated, at all times, with understanding, compassion, courtesy and fairness, and with respect for their dignity, autonomy, needs and safety; and
(3) the healthcare team providing care to end-of-life patients must establish and maintain open and transparent communication with them.