Date of this Version


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Book Chapter

Publication Details

Frontispiece and 1st chapter Weir, Michael. Complementary Medicine : ethics and law. Ashgrove, Prometheus Publications, 2007. Copyright © Michael Weir. All rights reserved.
The 3rd edition of the book is available from the Publisher website.


[Extract] Successful professional practice requires technical, business and personal skills and an ability to deal with a rapidly changing profession, society and economy. Understanding where your modality fits into the health sector can help with these challenging requirements. This chapter offers a short overview of what complementary medicine is and how it is regulated. The Ten Commandments of Professional Practice in this chapter summarises the most important themes of the book. By reading, understanding and integrating these principles into your day-to-day practice, you will earn the respect of your clients and colleagues and ensure more successful and enjoyable practice.