To carry out specific procedures in their professional field in accordance with the hierarchy of care provision in the federal unified health system (SUS); to ensure their continued professional development by selecting, collecting and analyzing scientific information related to their particular field so that they are up-to-date with scientific developments; to provide complete care for, and create links with, individuals and the community; to identify the more common health risks and act preventively; to incorporate their knowledge of science in their daily work; to adopt a discerning attitude in the face of the health system’s economic, social and organizational situation, while taking into consideration issues related to cost/benefit and fairness; to work in teams and always bring humanist and ethical principles to their relationships with individuals and the community; to know how to deal with different behaviors, religious beliefs, races and ideas and recognize the individual collective beliefs of the people involved; to ensure that their professional lives conform to the prevailing social, political and historical context; and to promote the defense of the individual and respect the principles of citizenship, with a view to effecting change through the reduction of inequality.