Approved for one CEU/PDA for NCCAOM and most states’ recertification
Approved for one CEU/PDA credit through the State of California
This one CEU class discusses the four universal principles of modern medical ethics and their clinical implications as well as the history of specifically Chinese medical ethics. It also discusses the ethical codes of several Western acupuncture and Oriental medicine associations and organizations, such as the NCCAOM. Several common problem areas and issues for Western acupuncturists are discussed in detail, such as sexual misconduct, making referrals, record keeping, and "secret" formulas.
Medical Ethics for Practitioners of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine covers:
- Definitions of "profession" and "medical ethics"
- Six main points of Hippocratic Oath
- Chinese medical ethics
- Basic Principles of the AMA
- Code of Ethics of the NCCAOM
- International Code of Ethics- The World Medical Association
- Fiduciary Responsibility
- Informed Consent
- Sexual Misconduct
- Second opinions
- Cross Cultural Sensitivity
About your instructor:
Bob Flaws began his study of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 1977 and was in practice for 25 years before he devoted his energy to research, teaching, and writing on all aspects of Chinese medicine. Bob is a Fellow and past Governor of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a founder, past president, and Lifetime Fellow of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, and a Fellow of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK). Today, Bob has retired from the field Chinese medicine entirely and now spends his time promoting English-speaking teachers of Tibetan Buddhism.