BA (Hons), BHSc (Acup), Adv Dip HS (TCM), Cert Gyn (China), Dip Lang (Chinese)
Robin is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist, having completed internships at Chinese hospitals in Guangxi and Xi’An where her focus was on gynaecology. She has over 20 years’ clinical experience, running a private practice that centres on women’s and children’s health and attendance in childbirth. She has lectured in Chinese medicine at major Australian universities and colleges, and worked in various capacities for Australian government authorities in the regulatory area of health practice and Chinese medicine.
She is the author of Gynaecology Revisited, a text addressing the need for Chinese medicine practitioners to better understand Western medical approaches to gynaecology and obstetrics whilst maintaining the integrity of the Chinese medicine paradigm. She also authored Chinese for TCM Practitioners and co-authored Shang Han Lun Explained, which is a translation and discussion of the seminal text on Chinese medicine written by Zhang Zhong Jing in the 2nd century AD.
Robin is passionate about supporting women through every phase of life, sharing her advanced knowledge and clinical experience in the field of Chinese medicine, and advocating for the profession.
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This course addresses the principles of Informed Consent, Confidentiality and Cultural sensitivity; the value of good health records and good labelling practices. It will explain not only what you have to do but the reasons behind those requirements. Failing to provide adequate information may lay a practitioner open to a charge of battery or negligence, even if the treatment was performed competently. The ethical and legal implications of Informed Consent are complex and high court rulings are discussed. What are the circumstances that allow disclosure of information given in clinical confidence or even mandate it? Just how safe are toxic herbs and what are the risks and safeguards? How to manage a complaint made against you.
Part 1 covers Informed consent. Topics include: Professional ethics and legal implications relating to informed consent; Health literacy and patient vulnerability; Common language obligations; The process of providing information to obtain informed consent; Consent forms; Legal capacity; High court rulings.
Part 2 covers Privacy and security. Topics include: Privacy and confidentiality; Appropriate and inappropriate disclosure; Data security and retention.
Part 3 covers Social and cultural sensitivity. Topics include: Diversity in our community; Reporting on domestic violence of adults; Reporting on domestic violence and child abuse.
Part 4 covers Health records and invoicing. Topics include: The value of good record-keeping; Specific requirements; Translated records; Intake form; Records for initial consultation vs follow-ups; Tax invoice and accounting records.
Part 5 covers Herb labelling and adverse event reporting. Topics include: Problems and complaints that have occurred; Guidelines for the safe practice of Chinese herbal medicine; Nomenclature; Patient advice and information; Patient records; Prescriptions and labels; Adverse event reporting.
Part 6 covers Toxic herbs. Topics include: Toxic herbs and their safety in the hands of a registered practitioner properly trained in Chinese herbal medicine: Ma Huang, Zhi Fu Zi, and herbs containing amygdalin: Xing Ren, Tao Ren, Yu Li Ren; History of submissions, reasons for restrictions, actual risks and safeguards.
Part 7 covers Managing a complaint: what to do when a complaint is made against you.
Robin is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist, having completed internships at Chinese hospitals in Guangxi and Xi’An where her focus was on gynaecology. She is lecturer, practitioner and is author of “Gynaecology Revisited” and co-author of “Shang Han Lun Explained”.