This is a suggested Code of Conduct and Ethics offered as a guide to members
Energy Therapy World-Wide Net
Code of Conduct and Ethics
Effective From: 1st January 2010
The Energy Therapy World-Wide Net is a large international organisation supporting Energy Therapy, but it is not a regulatory Body.It does not have or seek and policing powers over therapists linked to it.It is comprised of individuals with an interest in Energy Psychology and also Energy Psychology Practitioners and Trainers and is open to any person with that interest.
It is not in a position to enforce this Code of Conduct and Ethics, but simply offers it as an indication of good practice.Compliance with the code is not mandatory nor does compliance absolve the practitioner form compliance with any other relevant Code
SCOPE OF THIS CODE:
This Code is to indicate how the relationship between practitioners and each other could be managed.It is not mandatory and not policed in any way
A: DELIVERY OF SERVICE
All practitioners should:
A1. Provide service to clients solely in those areas in which they are competent to do so and for which they carry relevant professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
A2. Act in a non-biased, non-prejudicial manner towards all clients, providing those clients with an identical quality of service and treatment irrespective of the many differences which are to be found between clients, including but not restricted to: race, gender, sexual orientation, disability.
A3. Disclose full details of all relevant memberships, training, experience, qualifications and appropriate avenues of complaint to clients upon request and only use those qualifications and memberships to which they have proof of entitlement.
A4. Explain fully to clients in advance of any treatment: the fee levels (if any) precise terms of payment and any charges which might be imposed for non-attendance or cancelled appointments and wherever relevant, confidentiality issues.
A5. Present all services and products in an unambiguous manner (to include any limitations and realistic outcomes of treatment) and ensure that the client retains complete control over the decision to purchase such services or products
A6. Have the necessary qualifications and experience as required by the laws and customs of the country or countries in which they practice or teach.
A7. Always act within the framework of the laws and customs currently in force within the practitioners own country or region.
B: CLIENT WELFARE
All practitioners should undertake to:
B1. Work in ways that will promote client autonomy and well-being and that maintain respect and dignity for the client.
B2. Remain aware of their own limitations and wherever appropriate, be prepared to refer a client to another practitioner (regardless of discipline) who might be expected to offer suitable treatment.
B3. Ensure that wherever a client is seeking assistance for the relief of symptoms that are prolonged, potentially life threatening in nature or are generally a cause for concern, that unless already having done so, the client be advised to contact a registered medical practitioner.
B4. Never attempt to give a medical diagnosis of symptoms or to give advice about treatments or medications unless they have undergone relevant medical training.
B5. Use due care and diligence and whatever techniques the practitioner is qualified to use to avoid creating undue emotional or physical distress for the client.
B6. Refrain from using their position of trust or confidence to cross the commonly understood professional boundaries appropriate to the practitioner/client relationship or
C: GENERAL CONDUCT
All practitioners should undertake to:
C1. Conduct themselves at all times in accord with their professional status and in such a way as neither undermines public confidence in the process or profession of Meridian Energy Techniques.
C2. Protect the public and the profession from unethical, unsafe or bad practice or behaviour. When offering criticisms or complaints about colleagues, practitioners should utilise appropriate channels such as the complaints procedures of relevant bodies. Practitioners offering criticisms outside of these channels have the duty to demonstrate that it is reasonable to do so. Practitioners must use due care and diligence when offering criticisms and complaints to ensure that they are justified and can be substantiated.
D3. Respect the status of all other medical/healthcare professionals and the boundaries of their professional remit.