Trust is the most important element and must be established when working both with parents, with their family members and with health professionals. Integrity is the cornerstone of professionalism and requires:
- Informed choice and consent.
- Shows that we respect the needs of the client.
A profession is defined by several key characteristics:
- Consistent training with an independent evaluation.
- Evidence-based practice.
- Works to improve the knowledge in their field.
- Continuing education.
Creating connection and contact is the most important thing that we do. It includes:
- Teaching a client to read and understand their child’s signals.
- Understanding the family environment and how the client can be supported here.
- Supplying information on resources available in the community.