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Ethics for Acupuncturists

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21st August 2024

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Acupuncture is a nuanced vocation that requires practitioners to manage complex ethical scenarios. This much-needed international textbook is the first of its kind to provide new and experienced acupuncturists a framework for ethical decision-making. Chapters include the foundations of ethical theory, relationships and boundaries, consent and confidentiality, and integrative medicine. Acupuncture students and practitioners will also benefit from guidance in thinking through ethical dilemmas around finances, trauma, and treatment of clinically tricky conditions such as cancer, infertility, and terminal illness. This textbook strives for an inclusive approach to discussing ethical issues surrounding gender, sexuality, race, implicit bias, mandated reporting and healthcare disparities. Written with teachers in mind, this resource is supplemented with easy-to-use, practical online materials such as teaching outlines, extra case studies for in-depth class discussions, and sample quizzes.


Michael Taromina, Esq., Chair of the NCCAOM Professional Ethics & Disciplinary Committee
Ethics is often viewed today through the narrow lens of mandatory compliance with Codes of Conduct or Disciplinary Regulations-which merely sets the floor of standards of character and competence. To raise the ceiling of professional standards one must dive deeper into ethical philosophy and theory. This book provides a concise, thought-provoking, practical bridge for the Acupuncturist to think beyond "what must be done" and determine "what ought to be done".
Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, LAc, author of Acupuncture for Surviving Adversity
Ethics for Acupuncturists should be required reading for all students of Chinese Medicine. This comprehensive text discusses a complex and nuanced topic with clarity and an understanding of how difficult it can sometimes be to do the right thing. The use of case studies is a thought-provoking and compassionate way to ponder what it means to make ethical choices.