What You Get
Approved: Florida (2), NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2)
LENGTH 2 Hours
Course TYPE Studio Recording
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
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.
  • Students will learn core principles to determine what is ethical as pertaining to the practice of Acupuncture and East Asian medicine.
  • Students will understand the various base categories of maintaining a practice and how ethics are applied within each.
  • Students will be able to create a framework for creating and building an ethical practice of high integrity.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Intro, definition, classical use of etymology, historical representations.

    30 min - 1 hrs

    Patient-practitioner and practitioner-professional relationships, disclosure of procedures, payment and fees, treatment of patients with legal guardians.

    1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Confidentiality, coverage while away, moving, record keeping, post institutional training, use of titles, certificates of restriction.

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Working with other practitioners, advertising, professional surroundings, practicing other modalities.

    What People Are Saying

    This course provided me with a refreshing look on how to manage ethical questions in my practice.

    Ruth W.- United States

    This course is, in my opinion, probably the BEST ethics course one could find anywhere. The teacher is so thorough in her knowledge of ethics. And her own character of balance and integrity shines throughout her lecture. She has taught concepts and awareness that I would not even know to seek. And the examples she gives are so helpful. I intend to re-watch her course once every few months to remind myself of Ethics. This course has given me so much strength, guidance, clarity, confidence and confirmation in my role as a TCM practitioner. Thank you!

    Teresa L.- Canada

    I have been in practice for years, this course refreshed my understanding of professional ethics.

    Jennifer P.- United States

    I found the course very clear and thought provoking, despite having been in practice for 10+ years. Very helpful for reflecting on one’s practice.

    Carol G.- Australia

    Mary is a fantastic Classical Five Element practitioner and teacher. I highly recommend her Ethics course. She is insightful, to the point, and gives valuable information. 10/10!

    beverly w.- United States of America

    Great reminder and discussion of ethics for TCM. Highly recommended for CEU.

    Lisa C.- Canada

    Comprehensive ethics review beneficial for all acupuncture practitioners.

    Melissa Olivia S.- Australia

    This course covers all the ethical pitfalls one may encounter in an acupuncture practice.

    Eugene S.- United States

    An essential reminder for not only licensed practitioners, but for all human beings regarding the vital importance to uphold strong integrity.

    Gavin L.- Canada

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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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