Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine (5th Ed.)
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A handbook fro practitioners in Australia and New Zealand
A valuable resource for those in clinical practice and students undertaking primary and secondary qualifications in the complementary medicine and therapy disciplines." - Caroline Smith, Professor, Complementary Medicine Research, National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University.
Comprehensive, unique and reflecting the current Australian legislative framework, this book remains the most widely used reference text in the field. A valuable handbook for professionals, students and researchers, the text addresses legal and ethical issues across a broad range of traditional, complementary and integrative practices.
The author, Michael Weird, systematically outlines the various aspects of the law which impact on clinical practice, including legal obligations to clients, consumer legislation, complaints processes and professional boundaries, and also provides practical guidelines for setting up and running a professional practice. He explains how to navigate professional indemnity insurance and the steps you need to take in order to set up a practice, as well as the roles of codes of ethics, and how to deal with challenging ethical issues in daily practice.
This fifth edition is fully updated and current to Australia's legislation and ethical practice in the field.