Code of Ethics & Practice Policy
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Code of Ethics & Practice ...
As professional Holistic Therapists, Holistic INDIGO Therapies, promises WE WILL abide by the following code of ethics & practice:
- Place our clients’ needs first and foremost with the intention of providing an opportunity for independent healing and / or personal empowerment and with no intention to harm.
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner and be courteous and respectful to a client at all times.
- Demonstrate respect by honouring a client’s process, being present, listening, and asking only pertinent questions.
- Have respect for the religious, spiritual, social or political views of the clients, irrespective of creed, race, colour, gender or sexual orientation.
- Maintain a high standard of professional conduct.
- Keep accurate, up to date records of treatments carried out on a client and the results, these records should indicate client’s confidential details, medical history, dates and details of treatment and any advice given.
- Maintain confidentiality of information concerning clients, and refrain from discussing client care details.
- Never disclose client information without the prior written permission of the client, except when required to do so by law.
- Never abuse the relationship between themselves and a client.
- Keep their personal and professional life separate.
- Provide a safe, comfortable, private and clean environment and ensure that working premises comply with all current health, safety and hygiene legislation.
- Provide information or perform services and treatment only for which the practitioner, therapist or intuitive is fully qualified and competent to do so.
- Never claim to cure.
- Never diagnose a medical condition.
- Never give unqualified advice.
- Not treat any person who is suffering from a medical condition; if a client presents a medical condition s/he should be referred to the GP.
- Refer clients to appropriate specialists when services or treatment are not within the scope of the practice, or when a referral is in the client’s best interest.
- Act in a co-operative manner with other health care professionals and refer cases, which are out of the sphere of the therapy field in which they practice.
- Be honest in all endeavours.
- Charge a fair and published price for services.
- Explain the treatment and discuss any fees involved with the client before any treatment commences.
- Post credentials and policies.
- Be adequately insured to practice the therapy in which they are qualified.
- Become a member of a professional association who sets high standards for the Industry.
- Undergo occasional peer-review or client evaluation.
- Stay current about new information and techniques, and engage in continuing professional career development and education.
- Promise to be aware of, and abide by, all national and local laws.
As professional Holistic Therapists, Holistic INDIGO Therapies, promises WE WILL abide by the following principles:
- Optimal Health is the primary goal of all holistic practices. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest level of functioning and balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of human experience, resulting in a dynamic state of being fully alive. This creates a condition of well being regardless of the presence or absence of disease.
- The Healing Power of Love. Holistic practitioners should strive to meet the client with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition because they believe that love is life's most powerful healer.
- Whole Person. Holistic practitioners should view people as the unity of body, mind, spirit and systems in which they live.
- Prevention and Treatment. Holistic practitioners should promote health, prevent illness and help raise awareness of disease in our lives rather than merely managing symptoms. A holistic approach relieves symptoms, modifies contributing factors, and enhances the client's life to optimise well being.
- Innate Healing Power. All people have innate powers of healing in their bodies, minds and spirits. Holistic practitioners evoke and help patients utilise these powers to affect the healing process.
- Integration of Healing Systems. Holistic practitioners embrace a lifetime of learning about all safe and effective options in recognition of symptoms and treatment. These options come from a variety of traditions, and are selected in order to meet the unique needs of the client. The realm of choices may include lifestyle modification and complementary approaches as well as conventional drugs and surgery. Conventional drugs and surgery are the realm of medical doctors, not holistic practitioners. The holistic practitioner must refer the client out if necessary.
- Relationship-Centred Care. The ideal practitioner-client relationship is a partnership that encourages client autonomy, and values the needs and insights of both parties. The quality of this relationship is an essential contributor to the healing process.
- Individuality. Holistic practitioners focus client care on the unique needs and nature of the person who has an illness or an issue rather than the illness issue that has the person.
- Teaching by Example. Holistic practitioners continually work toward the personal incorporation of the principles of holistic health, which then profoundly influence the quality of the healing relationship.
- Learning Opportunities. All life experiences including birth, joy, suffering and the dying process are profound learning opportunities for both clients and holistic practitioners.