One Tree Guild Community Ethical Considerations

 Information provided to another is offered in an attempt to assist them in the healing process. To this end, OTGC participants in the exercise of accountability will:

  •  Accept the responsibility to do no harm.
  • Provide the highest quality of care, acting in the highest good of all concerned.
  • Accurately represent education, experience, certification, professional affiliations and other qualifications.
  • Perform only those services for which one is qualified.
  • Disclose techniques used, appropriately identifying each in the scope of ones skills.
  • Accurately inform others of the scope and limitations within a specific discipline.
  • Acknowledge the limitations of and contraindications of the techniques employed.
  • Provide services only where there is reasonable expectation that it will be advantageous.
  • Be aware when the needs of another exceed ones own skills, and offer referrals to appropriate practitioners.
  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
  • Conduct business and activities with honesty and integrity.
  • Respect the beliefs, values, customs, choices, coping mechanisms and inherent worth of all individuals and refuse to unjustly discriminate.
  • Maintain accurate client records.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of client information.
  • Respect the client’s right to informed and voluntary consent.
  • Respect the client’s right to refuse, modify or terminate their participation regardless of prior consent.
  • Provide an environment that ensures the safety, comfort and privacy of the client.
  • Exercise the right to refuse to continue participation with any person for just and reasonable cause.
  • Avoid any interest, activity or influence that might be in conflict with ones obligation to act in the best interest of the client.
  • Respect the client’s dignity and autonomy.
  • Respect the client’s reasonable expectations of professional behavior.
  • Follow and observe all applicable laws.