The Mayo Clinic Values Council invites you to remember that the spiritual roots of our Mayo founders, Dr. W.W. Mayo and Mother Alfred Moes, OSF are as relevant and important as ever to the care our patients receive. Today the Mayo/Franciscan Values thrive in an environment that recognizes that spirituality is an integral dimension of compassionate care and healing.
Respect: Treat everyone in our diverse community including patients, their families and colleagues with dignity.
"We who lived with St. Francis were witnesses of his affection and respect for creatures and of the pleasure they gave him. He had so much love and sympathy for them that he was disturbed when they were treated without respect."
∼ LP 49
"Every form of life is unique, warranting respect regardless of its worth to human beings and, to accord other organisms such recognition, human must be guided by a moral code of action."
∼ World Charter for Nature, promulgated in 1982 by the UN General Assembly