I support Integrative Medicine. Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, it uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to heal illness and disease and help people regain and maintain optimum health.
For more info check the following website www.dukeintegrativemedicine.org
To increase collaboration with all Medical & Psychologial disciplines I successfully acquired a Bachelor degree in Basic Medical Knowledge (incl. psychopathology) conform Dutch Plato level. Qualified (Dutch CPION=European level) since June 2015.
– As a complementary health therapist I always ask your consent to receive therapy before providing it.
– For Children at the ages of 0 – 11 both parents are /or the custodial parent/ legal guardian is asked for consent to have the child receive therapy before providing it.
– Children at the ages of 12 – 16 are competent to be asked themselves for consent to receive therapy before providing it. According to Dutch Medical Treatment Agreement (in Dutch: WGBO) their consent is leading above the parental consent.
The Act on the Medical Treatment Agreement (in Dutch: WGBO) establishes the rights, duties and forms of etiquette emerging from the treating relationship between the complementary health therapist and patient.
This includes professional secrecy. Nothing is shared with third parties unless without your explicit permission.
As a professional complementary health therapist I’m obliged to maintain a client file and keep this for a minimum of ten years or so much longer as can reasonably emerge from the care of a good care provider. As a client you can always ask me to see into your patient file. In the client file your name, address, contact details and date of birth are registered, besides the for therapy ground needed medical/background information and what therapy we have agreed upon. All information is kept secured no third parties have access to these files. Nothing is shared with third parties unless you have an explicit request to do so (for example you like to share information with another medical professional).
Your name and address are printed in the invoice. Invoices are kept for 7 years according to fulfill my Dutch Tax Authority liability. The invoice administration is kept secured. The only person who is legally allowed to check the invoices besides me, is the official tax accountant once a year. The official tax accountant takes care of my tax liability and is to keep the information private and confidential.
Even though I do my utmost to really take good care of you, it can still occur that something went wrong. What to do next? Please contact me so we could both try to solve the problem. If it isn’t possible for you to contact me for personal reasons. The LVNT does have an independent complaint mediator you could contact click here: LVNT complaints. Even though the site is rendered in Dutch language your English is understood. If by any means you still feel your complaint isn’t taken care of well enough, you are in your right to contact the SCAG the independent professional association for complementary healthcare complaints. Click here for the SCAG clientflyer