Dr. David Jack’s clinics offer all clients the option for a chaperone should they feel they would like one.
The option of being chaperoned is there for any treatment and as a client you are able to ask for this at any point during your consultation and/or treatment.
We verbally ask clients if they would like a chaperone whenever any intimate examinations or treatments on intimate areas of the body would be taking place. Intimate areas include the breasts, genitalia or rectum, although it is noted that other body areas/situations may also take on this classification and it is the client’s discretion to ask for a chaperon when other areas of the body not listed above are going to be examined and/or treated.
The chaperone role can be considered to involve:
- Providing emotional comfort and reassurance to patients
- Ensuring treatment rooms provide appropriate privacy for clients e.g. doors closed
- Ensuring interruptions by other staff are only for emergency situations
- Safeguarding both the patient and the practitioner
- Offering assistance during the examination/procedure e.g. handling of equipment /instruments to assist in the treatment.
- Maintaining the patient’s dignity, by only exposing the area requiring examination/treatment by using clothing and/or towels.
- To provide protection to the practitioner against unfounded allegations of improper behaviour.
- Identify any unusual, unprofessional or inappropriate behaviour on the part of the professional or the patient.
- To report any concerns raised by the patient or observed by themselves.
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