What You Get
Approved: Florida (2), NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 2 Hours
Course TYPE Studio Recording
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Actions and decisions are either ethical or they are not, no matter how varied the situation. This Advanced Course is an in-depth discussion of ethics in relation to maintaining your Acupuncture practice, growing into your own professionalism and your ongoing role as a representative in the field. It provides guidelines for those areas that become more of a gray-zone once you've been in practice for some time.

This course also brings into discussion social media and public image, teaching and mentoring, expanding or cutting back on your practice, collaboration and patient management. Using the base principles of Aristotle's discourse on ethics and the Declaration of Geneva, this course takes you out of the theoretical realm and into the nuts and bolts of how we handle patients and ourselves in real time as dynamic, caring, and evolving people.

Mary's lecturing style is accessible, clear, friendly, and penetrating. She delivers the information with relatable examples from real life and applies the core principles of ethics in a way that brings out your confidence in knowing how to appropriately balance passion and caution.
  • Students will learn how to apply core principles of ethics to deal with more complex situations in practice.
  • Students will gain understanding of ethics as applied to a sustained and mature practice.
  • Students will learn how to grow their practice and professionalism from a strong center of ethical integrity.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Intro; etymology; application of professional ethics in context

    30 min - 1 hrs


    1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Sexual attraction; fees

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Marketing; training and teaching; relationships with students; your role in the global community

    What People Are Saying

    This course clarifies what it means to have and uphold an ethical practice, one that maintains a high level of integrity and professionalism, something that protects you, your patients and the profession. This class clarifies the principles of an ethical practice.

    Kathleen P.- United States of America

    I highly recommend this course to not only fellow colleagues but I believe every politician and leader in any capacity. This can truly help shift our world back into the integrity we all deserve !

    Christina H.- United States of America

    Great ethics course. Thoughtful and intentional presentation.

    Jody R.- United States of America

    good reminders

    Robert P.- United States of America

    Excellent information and presented in a beautiful and simple way.

    Erin M.- Canada

    These courses can be very dry. This teacher made it warm and interesting. A pleasure to listen to

    Robyn V.- Australia

    Thanks for sharing & teaching and clarifying these key points of practicing With integrity . The boundaries in Relashionship with patient while holding a safe space for their healing . & Always staying in professional role . Thanks for sharing the amazing content .

    Azadeh B.- Canada

    Very clear presentation presented with warmth, experience and understanding.

    George M.- United States of America

    I had a very good experience with this course and highly recommend it

    Soma G.- United States of America

    This course offers essential reminders for maintaining both personal and professional integrity for the benefit of clients, oneself and one's practice.

    Gavin L.- Canada

    A quality program. Exceeded my expectations.

    Norman S.- United States

    Ethics in the Field of Acupuncture, Advanced Course

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    About Mary McCullough

    Mary McCullough, B.S., MSTOM, L.Ac. is a Classical Five Element Acupuncturist and Professor. For over ten years, she's practiced and taught acupuncture and herbal medicine and currently serves as Senior Faculty at the Institute of Classical Five Element Acupuncture in Santa Monica. She maintains a full time private practice in Santa Monica and Long Beach, CA, USA, and can be reached at https://www.classical5element.com.

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