The Healing Touch International Code of
Ethics is embraced by all Healing Touch Practitioners in Australia.
Healing Touch provides care and comfort to an
individual through balancing the Energy System, thereby helping
the client to self heal.
It is based on a heart-centered caring relationship
in which the healer and client come together energetically to
facilitate the client's health and healing. This is done through
an analysis of the energetic system of the client.
The Healing Touch Practitioner operates from
an International Code of Ethics within International Standards
of Practice as outlined by Healing Touch International, Inc.
The person is not discriminated against because
of race, sex, creed, religious beliefs, illness, social/cultural
situation or sexual orientation. The client's humanness is to
be respected at all times as the person is considered whole and
He/she is part of a unit such as a family or
support network system. This unit is to be considered in understanding
the health/healing need of the person. The individual rights are
upheld at all times. The explanation given to the client is individualized
according to the expressed need, context and personal situation.
The explanation about the treatment should be conveyed at the
level of the client's understanding.
The client's choices regarding health care are
to be honored. Interventions are based on energetic findings from
a prior assessment of the Energy System followed by evaluation.
All treatment findings are documented appropriately
and in detail specific to the practitioner's background and under
the guidelines of Healing Touch practice.
Confidentiality of the client is to be respected
at all times and data is stored in such a way as to protect the
anonymity of the person. This data will not be used beyond the
caring for the client unless permission is obtained in writing
from the client.
Energy is offered only for the benefit of the
client and in accord with the principle: do not harm.
Conditions where limited ability to make one's
own judgments, such as those very sick, and those with impaired
decision-making ability, are approached appropriately.
Clients are referred to appropriate health care
professionals as needed.
Practitioners practice Healing Touch within the
scope of one's background and training that complements the Healing
Touch Practice. She /he meets all obligations required by that
The Healing Touch practitioner assumes accountability
for his/her actions with conscious intent to facilitate health
and healing for the client. Good judgment and appropriate touch
is to be used at all times with any therapeutic application.
The Healing Touch Practitioner shall use good
judgment regarding the application of the Healing Touch therapies.
Healing Touch practitioners provide a safe, clear
boundary environment. Touch is appropriate for client needs and
is non-sexual. Clients are clothed except in therapy contexts
involving physical or medical interventions requiring appropriate
draping. Healing Touch Practitioners shall wear appropriate clothing
at all times.
The Healing Touch practitioner obtains supervision
and consultation as needed.
The Healing Touch practitioner :
in maintaining high standards of practice
under the Healing Touch International Code of Ethics
to the ongoing development of Healing Touch
Healing Touch to the public accordingly
about Healing Touch and the International Standards of Practice
and Code of Ethics for Healing Touch Practitioners to the
public at large.