Selina Hatherley: What does professionalism mean for us?

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    [post_content] => It has been a challenging couple of weeks for homeopaths, and homeopathy.

It is upsetting when our profession is publicly criticised, and our professionalism questioned.

However, at times like this it is a good opportunity to stand back and look closely at what we do have, and how we can make it even better and stronger.

We work hard, studying for years to become qualified homeopaths, and all of us want to be the best practitioners we can be.

Whatever our reasons for becoming members of the Society of Homeopaths, one of the strongest and most important is the professional framework the Society offers its members. This is particularly relevant and important in the current climate, and after a series of negative press stories.

What does professionalism mean for us?

The Society has upheld its own high standards of professional conduct and ethics for over 40 years. In the past four years, we have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accreditation by the PSA means that it is not just us celebrating our professionalism, but an independent body, acknowledging us to the public. This endorsement of our professionalism by an independent body is particularly important in the current climate and shows homeopathy’s place in the healthcare sector.

We can be proud that homeopathy is, alongside other accredited modalities, giving the public choices in their healthcare.
Accreditation demonstrates commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service – PSA
The Society is the only dedicated register of homeopaths to be accredited by the PSA This high professional standard is a seam that runs through the Society-accredited colleges teaching homeopathy to students, the Society’s professional framework supporting members in practice, to the public making informed health choices. The result of this rigorous and detailed approach is that every stage of being an RSHom is as professional as it can be. It is now more important than ever, for us to be acknowledged not just as a professional body, but as professional practitioners. By having strong, clear guidelines in our Code of Ethics we can be sure we are doing everything possible to be the best homeopaths and to ensure we can endure scrutiny. We must not forget being professional with our peers too, even if we have differing views. At this time more than ever, homeopaths need solidarity; whatever our method, we are all working to the same end. We are the homeopaths of today, and custodians of this great system of healthcare. It is up to all of us to help protect homeopathy – the profession we love, for future homeopaths and for the more than 200 million people worldwide who choose it. We are homeopaths because we care about the public, about their health and wellbeing. And they are our strongest advocates. They are the people who can make health choices and can choose homeopathy. Our patients can do the PR work for us and we need to encourage them to share their success stories, demand health choice, write to MPs, newspapers and lobby on our behalf in support of homeopathy. After all, it’s about their health, their choice. Selina Hatherley RSHom is a member of the Board of the Society of Homeopaths. Material published in this section of the website does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Society of Homeopaths. [post_title] => Selina Hatherley: What does professionalism mean for us? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => selina-hatherley-what-does-professionalism-mean-for-us [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-11-08 12:54:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-11-08 11:54:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://homeopathy-soh.org/?post_type=blogs&p=19286 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => blogs [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

It has been a challenging couple of weeks for homeopaths, and homeopathy.

It is upsetting when our profession is publicly criticised, and our professionalism questioned.

However, at times like this it is a good opportunity to stand back and look closely at what we do have, and how we can make it even better and stronger.

We work hard, studying for years to become qualified homeopaths, and all of us want to be the best practitioners we can be.

Whatever our reasons for becoming members of the Society of Homeopaths, one of the strongest and most important is the professional framework the Society offers its members. This is particularly relevant and important in the current climate, and after a series of negative press stories.

What does professionalism mean for us?

The Society has upheld its own high standards of professional conduct and ethics for over 40 years. In the past four years, we have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accreditation by the PSA means that it is not just us celebrating our professionalism, but an independent body, acknowledging us to the public. This endorsement of our professionalism by an independent body is particularly important in the current climate and shows homeopathy’s place in the healthcare sector.

We can be proud that homeopathy is, alongside other accredited modalities, giving the public choices in their healthcare.

Accreditation demonstrates commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service – PSA

The Society is the only dedicated register of homeopaths to be accredited by the PSA

This high professional standard is a seam that runs through the Society-accredited colleges teaching homeopathy to students, the Society’s professional framework supporting members in practice, to the public making informed health choices. The result of this rigorous and detailed approach is that every stage of being an RSHom is as professional as it can be.

It is now more important than ever, for us to be acknowledged not just as a professional body, but as professional practitioners.

By having strong, clear guidelines in our Code of Ethics we can be sure we are doing everything possible to be the best homeopaths and to ensure we can endure scrutiny.

We must not forget being professional with our peers too, even if we have differing views.

At this time more than ever, homeopaths need solidarity; whatever our method, we are all working to the same end.

We are the homeopaths of today, and custodians of this great system of healthcare.

It is up to all of us to help protect homeopathy – the profession we love, for future homeopaths and for the more than 200 million people worldwide who choose it.

We are homeopaths because we care about the public, about their health and wellbeing. And they are our strongest advocates. They are the people who can make health choices and can choose homeopathy.

Our patients can do the PR work for us and we need to encourage them to share their success stories, demand health choice, write to MPs, newspapers and lobby on our behalf in support of homeopathy.

After all, it’s about their health, their choice.

Selina Hatherley RSHom is a member of the Board of the Society of Homeopaths.

Material published in this section of the website does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Society of Homeopaths.

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