General Codes of Ethics
Suggestion and Guidelines ... Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice.
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NOTE: It is highly recommended that Australian Natural Therapists adhere to the National Code, the Code of Ethics for the unregistered practitioner.
This code specifies critical ethical principles to guide Natural Therapists in their aim of providing health care.
Preamble: A qualified accredited Naturopath is "providing preventative and supportive health care", which are strictly "non-invasive and drug free".
Naturopathy is not competing or interfering with or against General Medical Practitioners.
A Natural Therapist is NOT using medical diagnosis for the purpose of naming a disease state.
NOTE: Naturopathic diagnosis is holistic in nature and used as a tool to efficiently recommend supportive treatment to enable a patient's system to heal itself.
Natural Therapists do not treat "Diseases", they support a patient's ability to heal themselves.
Natural Therapists do NOT treat notifiable conditions, and they do not "treat cancer".
A Natural Therapist is NOT exploiting a patient for any reason.
The prescribing of therapeutic like agents/products are strictly for the aid of the patient and not profit motivated.
A Natural Therapist is NOT making any Therapeutic or Cure claims.
Ensure that your patients are aware of fees. - Encourage open discussion of health care costs.
Adhere to the universal Code of Ethics for Unregistered Health Practitioners.( Individual requirements should be added)
Codes should be taught at training facilities, ( Colleges - Universities) and included in examination questions.
Practitioners, once accredited, need to show the Code of Ethics at their clinic rooms as well as on their web-sites and strictly adhere to those codes.
Violating the Code of Ethics for Unregistered Health Practitioners may result in a complaint procedure.
Individual State "Code of Conduct" for Unregistered Health Practitioners
Health - NSW Gov : Code - Regulation - very important guidelines.
ANPA- Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association - Code of Ethics - 1 page - includes : Practitioners must never claim to "cure".
Advertising Codes .. A practitioner shall not advertise or lay claim to secret or exclusive methods of treatment.
ATMS - Australian Traditional-Medicine Society - Code of Conduct - 6 pages .. includes: Advertising Code : must not : Make claims of treatment that cannot be substantiated, make claims of cure, use the title of Doctor.
NHAA- National Herbalists Association of Australia - Code of Ethics - 13 pages - includes: The practitioner shall be primarily concerned with the health care and safety of the patient and not be influenced by motives of profit. -
AAMT - Australian Association Of Massage Therapists - Code of Ethics - 4 pages - very good practice guidelines for massage practitioners, all main topics of possible problems addresses, including; Draping Policy
AHA - Australian Homeopathic Association - Code of professional Conduct - 9 pages - includes: Adverting codes: Not claiming superior
competency or implying cure of any named disease and not
offering guarantees of a particular outcome as an inducement.
AHA has it's own "Registration Board - AROH: with a Code of Professional Conduct -
The purpose of the Register is to protect the public by accrediting only practitioners who meet these standards.
Endeavour - College of Natural Health - Contacted - waiting for Code of Ethics
AIAS - Endeavour College of Natural Health - Contacted - waiting for Code of Ethics
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