The following Code of Ethics has been adapted from the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians. Graduates from the International Harp Therapy Program adhere to this Code:
- Respect: rights of others are respected, including values, attitudes, diversity of cultural traditions, and musical preferences and opinions. Proselytizing any religious beliefs through choice of music or speech during a therapeutic music session is unacceptable and unethical.
- Practice: We practice with integrity, honesty, fairness, and respect for others; not engaging in any type of discriminatory or exploitive relationship(s). Any serious ethical violations observed will be reported to the appropriate agency or persons.
- Confidentiality: All patient information and records, and all information observed or shared will be held as confidential according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule requirements.
- Public Statements: We protect the proprietary interests of patients and professional colleagues.
- Self-Interest: We avoid actions, which promote self-interest at the expense of the profession, and we will uphold the standards with honor and dignity.
- Corrective Action: We have a disciplinary policy and procedure that is fair to both the practitioner and the program; a grievance procedure is in place.
It is an honor to work with this Code of Ethics on a daily basis.