CODE OF CONDUCT & ETHICS
in the International Council of Reflexologists commits the member to
subscribe to and uphold the following Code of Ethics and Practice. This
Code is a statement of the principles and standards by which the ICR
membership consider acceptable, ethical and to be professional behavior.
member shall skillfully and caringly practice Reflexology for the
benefit of the client. The comfort and welfare of the client shall
have priority at all times.
member in recognizing the unique nature of the individual, shall
provide services with compassion, honesty, integrity, and respect
for human dignity, regardless of age, nationality, ethnic origin,
color, language, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political views,
or physical limitations.
member shall be aware of and honor the client-practitioner
relationship by developing listening skills and a caring attitude.
Client conversations shall be held in strictest confidence except
where disclosure is required by law.
member shall not diagnose, prescribe, claim to cure, or treat for a
specific ailment either in writing or when speaking as determined by
member shall treat other reflexologists and health care
professionals in a courteous and respectful manner at all times by
working with them in a cooperative manner, and recognizing and
respecting their unique contribution irrespective of their
member shall not speak or write disrespectfully of fellow
reflexologists either publicly, to reflexology colleagues, or to
member shall accurately represent their competence, education,
training and experience relevant to their professional practice and
perform only that in which they have been specifically trained.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO CLIENTS
member shall during the initial consultation provide an accurate
description of services and fees.
member, if practicing other therapies, shall make it clear to the
client that the other therapy forms no part of reflexology.
member who suspects a client is affected by any condition shall
refer the client to a physician or other healthcare professionals
member shall keep full and accurate records while maintaining client
RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE PROFESSION
member shall work within the guidelines and laws of his/her nation
that are applicable.
memberís place of business and person shall function under highest
member shall accept the responsibility to maintain his/her physical,
mental, and emotional well-being.
member shall maintain competence by continued study throughout
his/her professional life.
member shall participate in the professionís effort to protect the
public from misinformation and inform the public about the benefits
member shall advertise in an accurate and professional manner for
the purpose of informing the public about reflexology and his/her
member shall not use titles or descriptions that give the impression
of being a medical doctor or having other qualification to which
he/she is not entitled.
Code is not a substitute for those of other professional bodies to which
a member may belong. Members are encouraged to join professional bodies
concerned with other disciplines that they may practice.