In December of 2012, the IEDTA board approved the following set of guidelines for the EDT-List email discussion group (“the listserv”), which were drafted with the cooperation of Kristin Osborn, Susan Warren Warshow, Michael Alpert, and Allen Kalpin.
The IEDTA wishes to promote a vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming listserv. In an effort to attract growing participation, the IEDTA Board requests adherence to the following listserv guidelines. Reminders of these guidelines are posted monthly.
1. Thoughtful and passionate debate is encouraged, but implied or direct devaluation is strongly discouraged.
2. Please remain respectful of all colleagues and be considerate of the different levels of experience and professional development represented on this listserv. In order to create safety and open sharing, we want to strive for an egalitarian atmosphere in which all of us can learn from each other.
3. Since this is a professional listserv, we recommend self-reflection and/or feedback from a trusted colleague before you hit ‘send.’
4. Please avoid topics that are strictly personal if unrelated to the professional interest of this community.
5. We welcome the sharing of feelings as well as concepts related to our work and encourage empathetic, compassionate, and non-authoritarian responses.
6. We ask that the listserv community serve as monitor for our discussions and offer supportive feedback when we stray from the listserv guidelines.
7. If there is an unresolved conflict, appeals can be made to Kristin Osborn, email@example.com and action will be taken when necessary to uphold the principles stated herein.
8. The subject matter should be clearly stated in the subject field and, if the post is lengthy, a notice should be given to this effect in the first sentence or subject field. Participants will need to take care of themselves by deleting any posts they do not wish to read and to refrain from complaints regarding length of posts.
9. No political statements are allowed.
10. Discussion of cases is appropriate and helpful, but please be mindful that the listserv is not responsible for the comments of its members and treatment suggestions made by members are not part of a supervisory process. Therefore, please do not use the listserv as a replacement for supervision and contact an IEDTA approved supervisor if needed. Also, let us always protect patient confidentiality in our post.
11. To advertise on the listserv you must be a current IEDTA member.