Code of Conduct

THE BUDDHIST HOSPICE TRUST

ANANDA NETWORKER’S CODE OF CONDUCT

The Ananda Network is the outreach arm of the Buddhist Hospice Trust. It is where we, as caring, compassionate outreach workers represent the BHT in meeting those who have requested our services. Our work is base on the Five Buddhist Precepts (please see below).

In signing this document, you are agreeing to abide by its principles. If there are any that you find troublesome, please discuss this with the Ananda Network Co-ordinator.

The following principles are not listed in any order of priority:

1. You agree to undertake, and provide outreach services within your level of competence and not claim competence that you do not possess.

2. You agree to develop the appropriate knowledge and skills relevant to providing an effective service under the umbrella of the BHT.

3. You agree to maintain a skilful attitude toward those seeking your help and will not engage in behaviour that will challenge the BHT ethos.

4. You agree to respect and value alternative points of view, and not to impose your own on those who have asked for your help.

5. You agree not to discriminate on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, age or disability.

6. You agree to abide by rules of confidentiality.

7. You agree that as an outreach worker, representing the BHT, you are practicing an art, as well as a science of helping the client in distress.

8. You agree not to enter into any private agreement with any person seeking help from the BHT, and you will report any such approach.

9. You agree that while offering a service under the aegis of the BHT you will refrain from taking alcohol, smoking and use of inappropriate language.

10. You agree not to accept payment for your services.

11. You agree to allow the Ananda Network Co-ordinator to monitor and evaluate your practice.

12. Whilst with a client, you agree that the health and safety of the individual will be your first consideration.

13. You agree that you will not leave, abandon, or in any way remove yourself whilst a client is in distress; regardless of your own needs.

15. You agree that any violation of this Code of Conduct may be grounds to release you from Ananda Network duties.

Ananda Networker Signature………………………………………………….

Ananda Network Co-ordinator’s Signature…………………………….

Date   ……………………………………………….

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