PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE FOR THOSE REGISTERED WITH THE SOTAI PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION
The SPO offers treatments bringing into play physical, mental and emotional techniques. This can lead to a patient visiting more than one practitioner or receiving other traditional or complementary health treatments and the following guidelines are written with that in mind.
Patients and their families must feel they can trust practitioners of Sotai. To maintain that trust practitioners have a duty to place the wellbeing of the patient as their first priority.
The Sotai practitioner must:
Make sure that they only treat conditions for which Sotai has proved beneficial and that they refer their clients to medical doctors when their condition so requires.
No sotai practitioner will treat any condition they think serious without proper medical diagnosis.
All promotional literature must make clear that practitioners adhere to this code of practice and that they only use their hands to treat patients.
All sotai practitioners MUST adhere to the NO PAIN principle and stop any treatments or exercises that cause pain.
Practitioners must never raise false hopes.
All verbal and written instructions must be given with the caution to stop if any pain is caused.
Respect the patient's individuality and beliefs.
Treat every patient with care and consideration.
Explain treatments in a way that a patient can understand and listen to the patient's views.
Respect the patient's rights to be involved in their treatment.
Respect confidential information.
Ensure that the practitioner's own beliefs do not prejudice the needs of the patient.
Recognise the limits of their professional competence and refer on when appropriate.
Work with colleagues in ways that best serve the patient's interests.
Avoid any act or situation that could compromise the dignity or privacy of the patient.
Be fully insured to protect both themselves and the patient.