Standards of Practice
Standards of Practice for AIEH Practitioners. These standards were developed by the Langara College Continuing Studies to guide the work of the students and graduates of the Integrative Energy Healing (TM) and Advanced Integrative Energy Healing (TM) Programs. From 2016/2017 Health & Human Services Continuing Studies.
Standard 1: Complementary Health Care Practitioners are responsible and accountable for their practice. Practitioners:
Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for learning and keeping knowledge current;
Take responsibility for professional practice and overall professional conduct;
Work within the scope of practice and current body of knowledge;
Demonstrate accountability for maintaining safe, appropriate, and ethical care of the client.
Standard 2: Complementary Health Care Practitioners have a specialized body of knowledge. Practitioners:
Utilize literature based on ancient wisdom teachings related to health, healing and dis-ease;
Seek out and appropriately utilize findings from current Western theories focusing on health and dis-ease and on the bio-field view of subtle energy healing;
Apply dialogue concepts to interactions with clients.
Standard 3: Complementary Health Care Practitioners apply their knowledge with Competency and Expertise. Practitioners:
Align and set a clear intention at the beginning of every treatment;
Obtain informed consent, respecting the client’s rights and choices ensuring awareness of risks and benefits;
Recognize that each person’s experience is unique;
Support the client’s inner healing process and innate wisdom in a safe, caring and respectful manner;
Appropriately initiate, maintain, and terminate the therapeutic relationship;
Apply a model of care that includes an assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation phase.
Practitioners: explore the client key areas of concern and identify the goal of intervention; apply unique skills and knowledge to assess the client; utilize observation, communication and physical assessments; and determine, in conjunction with the client, priorities for the treatment.
Planning Phase: Practitioners work with the client to create a plan for intervention that will support the client on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level, acknowledging that the client is a multidimensional human being.
Intervention Phase: Practitioners work with the body’s inherent wisdom and apply complementary health care techniques that support the re-patterning towards health and healing.
Evaluation Phase: Practitioners note the client’s responses on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level and assess client changes; make appropriate suggestions for referral to conventional and other complementary health care providers; and document the treatment process in a professional manner.
Adhere to the values in the code of ethics, and
Practice within the code of ethics.
The code of ethics includes:
Confidentiality: Ensure that all information received within the context of a professional relationship is safeguarded and shared only with the client’s informed consent. The exception is where legally required to do so, or if significant harm might result if not disclosed.
Fairness: Ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and equally.
Responsibility: Act in a manner that is consistent with professional responsibilities and standards.
Wholesome Work Environments: Value and contribute to work environments that are safe, supportive, and respectful.
Appropriate Safe Care: Value and promote safe, competent care that adheres to ethical values. Respect client-professional boundary issues.
Promote Health and Wellness of the Whole Person: Support health and well-being on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Respect Personal Preference: Support the clients’ rights and work to ensure that the choices they make are informed.
Honours each Person in a Dignified Manner: Value the uniqueness of each person. Respect the spiritual integrity of the individual without promoting a particular religious or spiritual practice.
Provision of Service in the Public Interest. Practitioners:
Provide service that is in the interest of the public;
Represent the practice of Complementary Health Care techniques in the community;
Participate in, and support, the referral to other complementary and conventional health care providers;
Support clients to make informed choices with regard to their overall health care;
Develop and foster effective relationships with other health care providers;
Work with research data and theoretical frameworks to substantiate the efficacy of Complementary Health Care Practice.
Standard 6: Self-Directed Practitioners.
Assume responsibility for ongoing personal and professional growth;
Maintain physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual fitness to practice;
Accept responsibility for maintaining competence and participate in continuous learning activities;
Practice within level of competency and training;
Reflect on and examine personal values and beliefs that may influence and impact delivery of care;
Remain current with the literature focusing on the development of theories and clinical practice;
Regularly seek feedback, guidance and consultation from colleagues, mentors and supervisors.