Standards and Codes of Ethical Practice
As allied health professionals you can expect that your Dermal Clinician will behave in an ethical and evidence based manner. As ASDC members we are guided by a Code of Ethical Practice and Standards of Practice.
The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians is currently in the process of review and reform to update the Code of Ethical Conduct and the standards of practice (competencies) of Dermal Clinicians.
Below are an overview of these documents and the preliminary summary that has been created. The final documents will be presented to Members at the February General Meeting 2022 for feedback before being released.
Guidance for Dermal Clinicians.
The code of ethical practice outlines the legal requirements, professional conduct and behaviours expected of Dermal Clinicians and Therapists in Australia, irrespective of where and how they are using their knowledge and skills, paid or unpaid, to improve skin health education and management. This includes interactions that may be face to face, virtual, digital or online as well as using platforms including social media, publications, presentations or other forms of publicity. The standards explain the conduct expected by colleagues, the industry and the public in their clinical and non clinical interactions with Dermal Clinicians and Therapists.
The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians acknowledges that individual Dermal Clinicians and Therapists will have their own beliefs and values.
CODE OF ETHICAL PRACTICE
The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians Practice Standards outlines the legal requirements as well as expected professional behaviours and conduct for Dermal Clinicians as allied health professionals in Australia within all practice settings. It is supported by ASDC guidelines for practice, and with other standards and codes is the foundation for expectations and requirements for providing skin health services that are patient centered and evidence based.
The ASDC acknowledges that Dermal Clinicians use their knowledge and skills in a variety of roles and settings. This can include clinical and non-clinical relationships with clients in private clinical practice, primary, outpatient and community health care services, management, administration, education, research, governance, advisory, policy development and regulatory roles.
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE