Approved for 4 CEU/PDAs for NCCAOM and Most States' Recertification
Approved for 4 CEUs/PDAs by the state of California
This 4-PDA on-line course introduces the student to Medical Ethics and the importance of developing sound ethical behavior in one’s practice. It begins by discussing the history of medical ethics and codes which date back to Babylonian times. It then lists and discusses the four universal principles of modern biomedical ethics and their clinical implications. It then lists and discusses the ethical codes of several Western and Oriental medical associations and organizations, including the AMA and NCCAOM. Finally, the course discusses in detail fourteen potential problem areas for practitioners of Oriental medicine, including informed consent, confidentiality, appropriate referrals, the avoidance of sexual misconduct, and sensitivity to patients' cultural and religious beliefs.
About your instructor:
Fred Jennes holds BS and MS degrees from Duke University, graduated from Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is certified in both acupuncture and herbal medicine by the NCCAOM. He has served on the governing board of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, is a faculty member at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a past commissioner, site visitor, and Vice President of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a practitioner member of the National Qigong Association. Fred has been an author and contributor to Oriental Medicine Journal, the Journal of Chinese Medicine, and The American Acupuncturist.
Fred currently practices in Greeley, Colorado, specializing in chronic illnesses and teaching taiji and qigong. He has authored two books, Herb Toxicities and Drug Interactions, and 750 Questions about Acupuncture, as well as several distance learning courses, all published by Blue Poppy.