The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, neurocritical care personnel must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the Neurocritical Care Society are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for our members.  As members, all are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity.