By Cynthia Flint Bestani
with Dr. Peter G. Fernandez &
Neil Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK) Lic.Ac. (NCCAOM) Details
|THE ART OF PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
for Acupuncture Health Care Practices - 516+ page book.
The Acupuncture & OM
HOLISTIC PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PLAN FORMAT Work book
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Excerpts from a Book Review by By
Kabba Anand, DAc, LAc, Dipl.Ac., Dipl.Ch (NCCAOM)
Co-chair for the NCCAOM 2001-2 Published in Acupuncture Today
I came across two recently published books that offer a wonderful
foundation for all practitioners. Both books The Art of Practice
Management For Acupuncture Health Care Practices by Cynthia Flint
Bestani, Peter Fernandez and Neil Gumenick, and its companion,
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Holistic Practice Management Plan
Format (written just by Ms. Bestani), offer encouragement, guidance
and support, whatever your level of experience. You will find
that these books support your practical business skills, which
for many may not have been adequately taught in school.
Many overlook the value and focus a practice plan can bring. Among
other things, it serves as a guide to finding your optimum work
In an ethics class I recently taught, I recommended these books,
as they masterfully describe both the identification and resolution
of ethical issues. Accountability and the legal ramifications
of unprofessional conduct are well described.
Recommended for ethics and practice management classes, and for long term use over the life of the practice.
The Art of PM book and the Holistic Practice Plan are designed to move a practitioner from the different levels
of competenceunconscious incompetence, conscious incompetence, unconscious
competence and finally conscious competence in every area of preparation
for clearer professional practice.
The materials help us each get clear on what to be aware of, how
to what to build into practice and why to do it. These materials address questions, ethics and safe practice considerations
that we might not normally think to address, particularly in areas
of practice in which we don't know we don't know-or we don't even
think to ask or consider.
TOGETHER The Art of PM and the Holistic Practice Plan are designed to clarify practitioner expectations of not only
their roles and that of their patients, but emergency measures,
how we measure patient progress, how we set up the dynamic of
the therapeutic relationship, how we address managed care ethical
issues, whether or not we use correct documentation, and to test
our knowledge of health care practice moral and legal requirements,
including the gray areas, such as right to life issues and many
86 pages of the 516 of the Art of PM book are specifically devoted
to Ethics, Standards of Care, Risk Management and Safe Practice
Planning. The remainder of the book contains the steps with these approaches, including policies, and procedures to
implement ethical safe and reputable practice.
A Syllabus links the Art of PM and the Holistic Practice Plan together, The Practice Plan adresses scope of practice issues
and can be further enhanced by using the laws and regulatory aspects
developed on the links section of the From Tao to Earth website.
How Does the Health Professional's Practice Management Plan Format relate to ethics and risk management? Why is it important to use
it with the Art of Practice Management book?
The Plan shows the understanding and "evidence of competency," including how the student or practitioner would
carry out ethics and risk management in his or herpractice. The
Art of PM provides the consistent foundational teaching necessary
to fill in a well designed practice plan. Teaching alone doesn't insure competency. The Plan offers the
best blueprint for tpractice success.
Designers of the Practice Plan include input from risk management author, David Kailin, and
attorney. Jerry Green, who specializein responsibility training
for physicians and alternative health care providers.
The whole of the practice plan was designed to meet accreditation competence requirements in all the areas required by the ACAOM (Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
and most likely it meets the accreditation criteria for other
health care fields.
Result: Greater confidence and awareness attracting those patients who would come into a practitioner's
clearer energy field.