Client Relationships

 

Requesting Christian Science treatment

 

The choice to request Christian Science treatment is left entirely to you as the prospective client. A Christian Science practitioner neither guides nor attempts to influence your decision in any way. For us it would be a breach of professional ethics.

 

We explain Christian Science treatment, and are happy to answer your questions about how it works and what to expect if you choose it.

 

We treat a case only on the day(s) that it is specifically requested by the client or by one who has the authority to speak on his or her behalf. The request may be made in person, by telephone, letter, email or texting—whatever is acceptable to the particular practitioner and client. Sometimes an inquirer may decide to have treatment during the course of an office visit. It is entirely appropriate and acceptable to consult with a practitioner without requesting treatment.

 

Confidentiality

 

The practitioner-client relationship is strictly confidential. In compliance with the Church Manual of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, practitioners are required to “hold in sacred confidence all private communications made to them by their patients; also such information as may come to them by reason of their relation of practitioner to patient” (Church Manual, Art. VIII, Sect. 22). We will not identify you as our client, discuss your situation or share anything with others that we have learned from having a professional relationship with you.