with Robin MarchmentSee In Store
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”.
with Mary McCulloughSee In Store
Ethics is a balance between passion and caution. This course covers a full spectrum of principles for maintaining an acupuncture/eastern medicine practice, whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned practitioner. We’ll address ethical models in different medical modalities, the patient-practitioner relationship, disclosure, confidentiality, payments, setting up your practice, taking time away or moving your practice, record keeping, sexual attraction, relationships with and covering for other practitioners, advertising, professional surroundings, and your role in the global community, and more - all within a clear and easy through-line that will guide you to success via integrity.
Mary McCullough has been in practice since 2009 and has been practicing Classical Five Element Acupuncture (CFEA) since 2014. She's taught both TCM and CFEA, most recently as Senior Faculty at the Institute of Classical Five Element Acupuncture in California.
with Greg SperberSee In Store
This course will look at basic medical ethics and how they apply to Acupuncture and Oriental Medical practices. It will cover the five basic principles/areas every practitioner should know. It then goes on to explore fundamental medical ethics including looking at the works of Hippocrates and Sun Si Miao and discussing the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment as well as NCCAOM’s Code of Ethics. And finally, there will be a review of real world ethical issues that practitioners need to deal with in their everyday interactions with patients. The goal of this course is to give a basic theoretical background to medical ethics and then make them relevant to one’s practices.
Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions.
Robin is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist, having completed internships at Chinese hospitals in Guangxi and Xi’An where her focus was on gynae...
Mary McCullough has been in practice since 2009 and has been practicing Classical Five Element Acupuncture (CFEA) since 2014. She's taught both TCM an...