Code of Ethics for a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.)

  1. Maintain an interest in the well-being of all human beings, regardless of color, creed or nationality, and in the care of planet Earth.
  2. Respect the right of his/her client as an individual in all respects, as to personal tastes, morals and social values.
  3. Be non-judgmental as to the life values and experience of the client.
  4. Treat the client under all circumstances with due concern for the dignity of the individual.
  5. Respect the confidential nature of his/her relationship with the client and protect the confidentiality of assessment and recorded documents.
  6. Guide and counsel his/her client in the best way to achieve optimal health through natural nutrition, but always respect the right and need for the client to make the final decision in all wellness plans.
  7. Teach the client to accept responsibility for his/her own health, choices and actions.
  8. Recognize the need to work co-operatively with other disciplines, holistic or allopathic, to best serve the client’s need, respecting the unique contributions of each discipline.
  9. Provide professional services only in the area for which she/he has competence and training.
  10. Accept full responsibility for the consequences of her/his own acts.
  11. Respect differences of opinion and exercise tact and diplomacy in interpersonal relations.
  12. Resolve to improve and maintain her/his professional competence in the field of natural nutrition and holistic health care.