The ethical guidelines for government service apply to all staff members at the NMH, while the supplementary guidelines apply to teachers and counsellors. Teaching and counselling involve a number of ethical challenges because students are in a vulnerable position. This applies especially to one-on-one teaching and counselling.
All staff members at the NMH are required to acquaint themselves with and comply with the ethical guidelines for government service. Teachers and counsellors are, in addition, required to acquaint themselves with and comply with the ethical guidelines for teaching and counselling.
Academic advisers must inform students as to the content of the ethical guidelines when they begin their studies at the NMH. It is in the interests of both students and the NMH that students become acquainted with these guidelines. When registering for the semester, students must confirm that they have read the guidelines. In the event of any breach of the ethical guidelines the academic adviser, Director of Academic Affairs or Principal must be contacted.
In what follows, “teacher” will be used as a general term to describe instructors and counsellors, while “teaching” will be used as a general term to describe instruction and counselling.