IAP CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT

This code applies to IAP certified and licensed pneumatherapists.

June 2018

PURPOSE

International Association of Pneumapathy (IAP) was set up to establish procedures to regulate the practice of Pneumatherapy worldwide. Local chapters or boards of pneumatherapy associated with IAP hold this Code as minimum standard.

The goal of the IAP is to establish, improve and maintain the standards of all Pneumatherapy. The primary professional duty of the Pneumatherapist[1] is to competently assist the client[2] to optimum health within the circumstances of the client’s condition and within the boundaries of training and scope of practice of pneumatherapy.

A code of ethical conduct sets out the ethical principles governing the conduct of members of the pneumatherapy1 profession. It is a moral anchor that assures clients2, the public, and other health care providers that members of the profession strive for the highest standards of ethical conduct. The code must reflect the societal ethics of the time, as well as the value systems and moral principles of the pneumatherapy profession worldwide. The Code of Ethical Conduct applies to members of the pneumatherapy profession in all contexts of practice and through all stages of their careers. It must always be used in conjunction with relevant civil government legislation and with regulations, policies, procedures, and standards that regulate professional practice.

[1] The terms pneumatherapy and pneumapathy and pneumatherapist and pneumapath are considered, for this Code of Conduct and Minimum Standards to be synonymous and can be used interchangeably. For the purposes of this document the term pneumatherapist will be used.

[2] Client refers to an individual, their substitute decision-maker, family group, community or organization, receiving professional services, products or information. The word patient, from the Latin, meaning ‘to suffer in silence’, or, ‘able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious’, is not used by IAP.

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