Ethical Dilemmas and Safety Considerations & Reminders in the Acupuncture Practice

  • January 17, 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • New York College of TCM, 200 Old Country Rd, Suite 500, Mineola NY

The NCCAOM now requires 2 hours of Ethics and 2 hours of Safety.  This course meets these requirements and can be taken separately or together! 

Part 1: Ethical Dilemmas in the Acupuncture Practice (1-3pm/2PDA)

Review various Code of Ethics, discuss the concept and importance of informed consent, discuss the concept and importance of the disclosure statement. Transference and Counter-Transference in the Acupuncture Practice, types of boundaries and how to create them, the importance of knowing boundary models.   Business Ethics: medical billing, gift certificates, guaranteed outcomes, HIPAA, record keeping, scope of practice issues, impairment, ethical advertising and representation. Challenging Patient Scenarios: Detailed real examples provided by fellow practitioners and the concept of peer supervision. 


Part 2: Safety Considerations and Reminders (3-5/2PDA)

Workplace environment safety: Accident proofing your office.  Understanding your malpractice and premise insurance and how to avoid claims made. Technique Safety to avoid injury to the patient and exposure to the provider: Acupuncture, Moxa & cupping. Technique Safety to avoid injury to the patient and exposure to the provider: Intradermals, 7 Star, Bleeding, Gua Sha and TDP.  OSHA and Public Health in Acupuncture; discussion on acupuncture around the USA and injuries. 

About Speaker: James M. Shinol, is Chair, Professor and Clinical Supervisor of Graduate School of Oriental Medicine Department, The New York College of Health Professions. He graduated from Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College Boulder, CO.  He is a Licensed New York State Acupuncturist, Licensed New York State Massage Therapist, Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM), Diplomate of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). He is a Founder/ President; Resident Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist of Think Acupuncture.  James is the Immediate Past President of the Acupuncture Society of NY.

FEE & REGISTRATION: Only $80 for both!

Dr. Xu @ 516-739-1545


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