Jewish Association of Spiritual Healers



The standards set out in this Code of Conduct identify appropriate behaviour for healers and are intended to protect the public when they are given healing.

Healing has a specific definition involving the channelling of healing energy through the hands and/or with thought. It does not include massage, manipulation, the use of instruments, drugs or other remedies or the practice of clairvoyance or psychic surgery. It does include Distant or Absent Healing.

All healers are expected to behave appropriately, take responsibility for their own actions and uphold public confidence in healing. Complaints procedures are in place should the need arise, followed by the possibility of disciplinary action if the Code of Conduct has been breached.

•	Seek to improve their own knowledge and abilities
•	Be respectful and courteous to others
•	Take responsibility for their relationships with patients and ensure the trust placed in them is upheld
•	Recognise their limitations and seek help where required
•	Maintain a safe and suitable working environment when giving healing which meet local authority regulations where relevant
•	Have suitable insurance protection as required by UK Healers
•	Produce details of their professional identity and qualifications when requested by a patient
•	Ascertain when appropriate that patients have sought medical advice, and advising that they do so if not
•	Be ready to cooperate with the Medical Profession
•	Understand and act within the law in respect of confidentiality, access to patient records and data protection, consent to treatment,
        child protection, sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases, dentistry, midwifery, the sale of remedies, herbs, medicines, supplements,
        oils, and the treatment of animals


•	Use titles or descriptions for themselves or their treatment that may mislead the public
•	Give or offer any other form of treatment or therapy in conjunction with healing unless they are qualified and insured to do so, and without
        obtaining the patient's specific consent
•	Give healing whilst medically or psychologically unfit to do so
•	Give healing as a student healer without being accompanied by a qualified healer unless they have been authorised to do so by their supervising
        trainer and without the patient's permission.
•	Falsify documents or patient's notes
•	Abuse or exploit a patient sexually, emotionally or in any other way
•	Give healing when it is not safe or appropriate for the patient or healer
•	Discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, religion, political persuasion, age or disability


•	Explain to a patient on a first visit how they give healing, how t is generally experienced, and what the patient may expect regarding consultations
        and fees
•	Explain the connection with UK Healers
•	If healing an animal, ensure that the owner has written confirmation that a veterinary surgeon has consented to the treatment


•	Behave with decorum and propriety, respecting patient's wishes as to where and how they may or may not be touched
•	Respect the views and beliefs of the patient
•	When attending a patient in hospital or hospice, obtain permission from staff to do so, respecting the responsibility of the hospital or hospice for
        patient care, carrying identification, giving healing without fuss or interruption to ward staff and other patients, and not wearing clothes which might
		give the impression of being hospital or hospice staff
•	Have an adult present when giving healing to a child under 16


•	Keep clear notes of healing given to patients
•	Ensure that patient notes are kept in a safe place and retained for a minimum of seven years
•	Keep confidential any information received from the patient unless it is required by law or is contrary to public interest (for example there is a risk
        that patients may cause harm to themselves or to others, or have harm caused to them


•	Guarantee, promise, claim or imply a cure
•	Give healing to patients without their consent
•	Ask a patient to remove any clothing other than spectacles, coat, shoes or other incidental items
•	Give a medical diagnosis
•	Advise or recommend any medical treatment, or interfere with the advice or treatment a patient is receiving
•	Have a third party present without the patient and healer's specific consent
•	Charge a fee for giving healing to patients with venereal disease as it would be illegal to do so