The FSI’s Code of Ethics helps us to maintain high professional standards of personal integrity and professional competence and practice. Students and FSI graduates who do not adhere to the FSI’s Code of Conduct may be expelled from the Certification Program or have their Certification Status revoked.
As a representative or trainee of FSI, I agree to uphold the following to the best of my ability, while continually expanding my ability to do so:
I agree to be objective and promote informed decision-making.
I respect my clients in the way I discuss their needs and challenges.
I agree to protect the privacy of my clients by demonstrating confidentiality through my business.
I, agree to be fair, respectful and courteous to fellow students, members, and employees of the FSI.
I assume full responsibility and accountability for my individual judgments and actions and I do not replace the advice of the family’s pediatrician nor do I give medical advice.
I agree to act in accordance with the highest standards of professional integrity and to keep up to date with our industry’s current standards: safe sleeping practices, as well as continued education in areas which effect sleep.
FSI’s Stance on Plagiarism: Students and FSI Graduates
Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common knowledge.
A student or graduate must give credit to the original author if: directly quoting that author’s work (oral or written), paraphrasing another individuals ideas, opinions or theories, stating facts, statistics and/or offering materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgment.
(This definition and specifics on plagiarism was borrowed from Indiana University’s Code of Students Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct located at http://www.indiana.edu/~code/code/ responsibilities/academic/index.shtml)