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Bridging the Divide: Multi Disciplinary Communication Strategies for Acupuncturists
February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor Name: Sarah Poulin Credentials: DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM
The purpose of this class is to help acupuncturists learn how to best communicate with a variety of other healthcare professionals. The class will include strategies for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with medical providers, establish a strong inter-disciplinary network, and include practical discussions and exercises on how to explain TCM/OM/East Asian medical concepts to those outside of our professional arena. This class will be a dynamic exploration of strategies to help acupuncturists become active participants in the world of integrative medicine by becoming confident and competent communicators with a wide variety of healthcare professionals.
Goals and Objectives:
- Learn strategies for fostering and maintaining good working relationships with healthcare providers outside of the acupuncture profession
- Be able to clearly explain terminology related to the diagnosis, treatment, and nature of TCM/OM/East Asian medicine to healthcare providers unfamiliar with these terms and to understand the importance of being able to clearly explain these concepts to those outside of the acupuncture field
- Learn relevant and important talking points for how acupuncture can be an important part of the growing field of integrative medicine
- Help acupuncturists increase their confidence in communicating with other healthcare disciplines
- Learning how to explain TCM/OM concepts and theory to other healthcare provider & why it is important to be able do so
- Strategies to prevent miscommunication about acupuncture and OM
- Methods to increase confidence and clarity when speaking to other healthcare provider
- Strategies for creating lasting relationships with other healthcare providers
- Understanding the role acupuncture can play in the future of integrative medicine
All material will be lecture and will be in the AOM/OM category2.5 CEUs (pending)