This course will look at basic medical ethics and how they apply to Acupuncture and Oriental Medical practices. It will cover the five basic principles/areas every practitioner should know. It then goes on to explore fundamental medical ethics including looking at the works of Hippocrates and Sun Si Miao and discussing the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment as well as NCCAOM’s Code of Ethics. And finally, there will be a discussion of real world ethical issues that practitioners need to deal with in their everyday interactions with patients. The goal of this course is to give a basic theoretical background to medical ethics and then make them relevant to one’s practices.
- To understand basic terms used in ethics and the sub-domain of ethics known as professional ethics
- Understand the basic concepts of medical ethics
- Explore historical medical ethics documents such as the Hippocratic Corpus and Sun Si Miao’s On the Absolute Sincerity of Great Physicians
- Apply these ethical considerations to real world situations