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ETHICS

Standard 1 — Advocacy and Loyalty

Guidelines

  1. The primary client may not necessarily be the person who makes the initial contact or the person responsible for payment for services rendered.
  2. All others affected by or having an impact on the client’s needs are part of the “client system.” These may include: the client, family members, paid caregivers, friends and neighbors, a third party with financial responsibility, referral sources, other service providers, etc.
  3. In the event of conflicting needs or wishes within the client system, I will honor the needs of the client, as defined by the client, unless a Power of Attorney is present.
  4. If I am unable to fulfill requests for services, or decide to terminate services, I will provide the client with other resources.