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Code of Ethical Practice and Good Conduct
This code applies to all Practitioners, Staff and Employees of the LCCH Therapy Centre @ Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
Practitioners engaged in the practice of Clinical Hypnotherapy shall at all times conduct their professional activities with the propriety and dignity becoming that of a servant of the public. They shall not, under any circumstances, infringe the code of morality becoming their profession and shall not commit any breach of conduct that would adversely reflect upon themselves, the Therapy Centre or upon their fellow practitioners.
Practitioners shall work in ways that will promote patient/client autonomy and wellbeing and maintain respect and dignity for the patient/client. Clinical Hypnotherapy is a non-exploitative therapy.
Practitioners shall not, under any circumstance, offer or promise cures for any conditions.
Practitioners shall not give any performance or display that presents hypnosis as a means of entertainment (e.g. Stage Hypnosis) or engage in activities likely to bring the profession into disrepute.
Practitioners shall not claim to have qualification or credentials they have not earned. Neither shall they use designated letters to which they are not entitled. The title 'Dr.' shall not be used unless they have a bona fide Medical or Academic Qualification from a Medical or Educational Establishment.
Practitioners are required to disclose qualifications when requested and evidence of such qualification should be made available for inspection when necessary.
Practitioners shall disclose their terms and conditions and where appropriate their method of practice at the very beginning of therapy. The fees and length of therapeutic session(s) shall be disclosed even if the patient does not enquire about them at the first point of contact.
Practitioners shall endeavour to keep their patients'/clients' affairs confidential. Confidentiality shall only be breached without the patient's/clients' consent in exceptional circumstances. This breach shall be minimised by releasing only essential information pertinent to the immediate action. Practitioners have a responsibility to their patient/client and to the community at large and shall work within the law.
Practitioners shall clearly explain patient/client confidentiality in the initial session.
Practitioners shall never enter into a sexual relationship with a patient under their care nor shall they exploit their patients' past, present or future financially or emotionally.
Patients shall be informed if records of the sessions are kept and the degree of access patients and others have to them.
Practitioners shall accept that any patient referred to them by a Medical Practitioner remains the clinical responsibility of that Medical Practitioner and therefore shall keep that Medical Practitioner and other relevant agencies up to date with report(s) of the patient's progress.
Practitioners shall under no circumstances advice their patients to discontinue any course of treatment as prescribed by a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Practitioners shall respect the integrity of other recognised health care professionals.
Practitioners shall consider the patient's best interest when making contact with the patient's GP, relevant psychiatric services, or other relevant professionals with the patient's knowledge. Practitioners shall show an awareness of their limitations when seeking advice and the decision to treat, decline or refer the patient shall be made with the best interest of the patient in heart and in mind.
Practitioners shall monitor and recognise their own limits of competence through active personal development and or consultative support, clinical supervision, peer supervision, continuous professional development and patient feedback.
Practitioners using patient information for case studies, research, publications, or other purposes, shall seek patient's informed consent. Patient's identity shall be disguised to the extent they cannot be recognised by others.
Practitioner are not allowed to invite his/her client/patient into a business venture, barter for services, request for personal favours, or subcontract to do office work. Practitioners cannot engage in any personal or working relationship without informing the client/patient that future therapy session with he or she will not be possible.
No Practitioner shall become or remain a member of any organisation that has been exposed to public scrutiny as dangerous or fraudulent or which in any way causes detriment to the profession of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
A Complaints Procedure and Disqualification and Disciplinary Procedure are published by the LCCH Therapy Centre. Practitioners who break the Code of Ethics and Practice shall be liable to the Disqualification and Disciplinary Procedure, under the Ethics Committee, Clinical Supervision Advisory Board of LCCH Therapy Centre.
Practitioners are required to bring their advertisements to public attention in a dignified and professional manner. The Executive Committee may appoint a Ethics Committee, at its discretion, to review any advertisement deemed unacceptable.
The Executive Committee shall appoint a Ethics Committee who will have the power to interpret and enforce compliance with the Code of Ethics and Practice by all Practitioners.
Our Ethics Committee, Clinical Supervision Advisory Board could be reached at,
LCCH Therapy Centre
@ Pantai Hospital KL
Clinical Hypnotherapy & Mental Health Services