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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon
Number of pages253
Edition6 th
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-19593-1(ebk)
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-05088-1(hbk), 978-1-032-05088-7 (pbk)
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022


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