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6th Edition

Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine
A Handbook for Practitioners in Australia and New Zealand

ISBN 9781032050867
Published September 30, 2022 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

Comprehensive, practical and reflective of the current Australian and New Zealand legislative framework and regulations, this unique textbook addresses legal and ethical issues across a broad range of traditional and complementary practices. The sixth edition of Michael Weir’s classic textbook:

 • explores legal and ethical issues in clinical relationships, and the role of codes of ethics;
• provides practical guidelines for setting up and running a professional practice;
• 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;
• explains how to navigate professional indemnity insurance;
• outlines the steps you need to take in setting up a professional practice from establishing a business name to dealing with employees;
• discusses and provides examples of how to deal with tricky ethical issues in daily practice.

This edition includes updated legislation, a review of relevant case law, recent developments in the Unregistered Practitioners’ Code of Conduct and evidence about misconduct and regulatory action, and more in-depth discussion of ethical concepts. This is an essential read for students and practitioners of complementary medicine.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction.  2.The Legal Process.  3.Ethical practice and professional decision-making.  4.Restricted acts and protected titles.  5.Negligence and professional responsibilities.  6.Goods and consumer issues.  7.Modalities.  8.Setting up a practice.  Appendix A- Table of Cases.  Appendix B- Table of Legislation

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Michael Weir is Professor in the Faculty of Law at Bond University, Australia.