Vitae Pondera Code of Ethics

  • Do No Harm; Do Good: Members must work for the highest good and empowerment of all concerned; they must do no harm.

  • Shall not diagnose a specific disease or condition.

  • Shall not conduct invasive procedures, testing, or services.

  • Shall not prescribe pharmaceutical medication.

  • Shall respect and promote client autonomy when providing care and treatment.

  • Not to provide service while ability to practice is impaired emotionally or physically

  • Represent with honesty the benefits and limitation of the product offered services and products.

  • Recommend that the client seek the appropriate qualified health professional when the practitioner recognized a client condition requires further assessment or treatment by a medical physician.

  • Represent qualification honestly, including educational achievements and professional affiliation.

  • Remain current in your profession that is keeping up with the trends and skills in natural health and holistic health industry by attending educational courses, seminars, and workshop or courses. ​

  • Non-Discrimination: Members must not advocate or express hatred or discrimination towards other people or classes for any reason.

  • Disclosure and Informed Consent: Members must represent themselves, their qualifications, fees, and advertising truthfully, and must gain informed consent before practicing on clients.

  •  Client Confidentiality: Members must preserve client confidentiality under all circumstances unless otherwise required by law.

  • Professional Integrity: Members must maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct in the metaphysical field, and never exploit, control, manipulate, or mistreat clients, colleagues, or anyone else; nor misrepresent research data.

  • Professional Discretion: Members must practice with full presence of mind, never practice beyond the scope of their training, qualifications, and abilities; uphold the right to refuse or refer a client if necessary; and never diagnose or prescribe unless legally licensed.

  • Professional Presentation: Members must maintain a professional and orderly appearance of both their person and their practice.

  • Professional Boundaries: Members must maintain professional boundaries with clients; and avoid conflicts of interest, over-familiarity, and sexual harassment.

  •  Legal Conformity and Insurance: Members must comply with all state and federal laws, and maintain Professional Liability Insurance where available for their practice.

  • Record Keeping: Members must maintain clear, honest, and factual client records for a minimum of seven years.

  • Teachers and Educational Organizations: Members who teach at AADP Accredited Organizations must teach with professionalism, integrity, insight, and respect for the higher good and benefit of their students.

Disclaimer:  All information and health suggestions are intended only to educate and assist in personal health efforts. No information in the website is be construed as orthodox or conventional medical advice or diagnosis, but is intended as health and dietary information and lifestyle strategy for wellness and prevention of disease. The information generated should not be interpreted as a substitute for physician consultation, evaluation, or treatment. The resources listed in this guide are not intended to be fully systematic or complete, nor does inclusion here imply any endorsement. If you have any questions regarding any lingering health concern, you should seek medical assistance.

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Vitae Pondera Institute of  Integrative Health

An Expansion of Vitae Pondera College of Natural Medicine and Vitae Pondera, LLC

123 N. Line St. Mineola, Texas 75773

903-569-9913 ~ 561-613-7569