Secondly I want to strongly emphasize that all our post graduate education shall be patient centred. This means that the ECU does not support:
- the use of simple explanatory models that ignore the complexity of the human body and disease
- the use of pre-fabricated and pre-paid long term treatment plans
- the use of instruments where the measured result have no clinical significanc
- the creation of an expectation of healing, or wellness, for the patient beyond what is known as a reasonably predictable outcome
- systematic follow-up visits without individual evaluation based upon the patient condition
- the systematic use of the reimbursement-system to the advantage of the chiropractor.
Thirdly, the European Academy of Chiropractic does not provide CPD points for seminars about practice-building. All the national associations of the ECU have signed the Code of Good Practice which I would encourage everyone to read. It sets out the standards expected of chiropractors in their dealings with patients, colleagues and authorities.