The Power of Touch: Ethics, Boundaries, and Compliance for CAM Providers
Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM (PDT)
This seminar is SOLD OUT and we are no longer accepting waitlist entries. We have added a two-hour seminar from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on the same day. Please go to http://chpboundaryce2012.eventbrite.com/ for more information on our afternoon seminar. Thank you!
This four-hour seminar will investigate the potentially explosive issues of professional boundaries in the physical, psychological, and financial realms of patient-clinician relationships. The panel of experienced presenters will develop themes from the perspectives of the law and professional regulation. They will also discuss explicit strategies to manage professional relationships that will improve patient safety and limit exposure to claims of professional and financial misconduct.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practice is unique among health professions for the quality of the high-touch relationship that usually develop between the provider and the patient. Many surveys show exceptionally high levels of patient satisfaction with CAM providers: they listen, have empathy, and, almost always, touch their patients and clients. Whether in the context of an examination or with the variety of manual therapies, physical touch is often at the center of a CAM plan of care.
CAM providers also "touch" patients at the points of monetary transactions involving fees, insurance, covered versus non-covered services, and other financial relationships. Just as the power of therapeutic touch can go awry, touch at the point of the business side of care is also a sensitive area that must be managed thoughtfully. Complaints from patients to regulatory boards and malpractice attorneys frequently revolve around money. Managing this aspect of the high-touch relationship with patients is of equal importance to the careful attention to professional boundaries in the treatment room.
The healing potential of an effective therapeutic relationship is increasingly being recognized in health care. Most conventional medical providers can only dream of having the time, inclination, and ability to cultivate the nurturing relationships that are characteristic of CAM providers. With this power for health however, comes also a mighty responsibility to respect the four principles of health care ethics (Beauchamp and Childress): autonomy, beneficence, non-malficence, and justice, as well as to preserve the healing Power of Touch.
At the completion of this program attendeees will:
For over 20 years, CHP has worked to bring relevant and useful information to CAM providers. As in the past, this Continuing Education seminar will be FREE to providers on the CHP network - one of the many benefits of partnering with CHP.
Oregon Chiropractors: Certificate of attendance for four (4) hours Continuing Education specifying of Boundaries and Ethics training, as required by the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners for 2012.
Washington Chiropractors, Washington Naturopathic Physicians, and Oregon Licensed Massage Therapists: Certificate of attendance for four (4) hours/units of continuing education.
Washington Licensed Massage Practitioners: Certificate of attendance for four (4) hours of professional ethics continuing education
Licensed Acupuncturists: Certificate of attendance for four (4) Ethics Professional Development Activity points as approved by the NCCAOM.
Oregon Naturopathic Physicians: Certificate of attendance for two (2) hours of Ethics and two (2) hours of General Continuing Education as approved by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine.
Contact Jocelyn Bonebrake at 800-449-9479 or 503-203-8333 x105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about The CHP Group, please visit our website at www.chpgroup.com.