Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1982-0194
KUREBAYASHI, Leonice Fumiko Sato; OGUISSO, Taka and FREITAS, Genival Fernandes de. Acupuncture in Brazilian nursing practice: ethical and legal dimensions. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.2, pp. 210-212. ISSN 1982-0194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002009000200015.
The objective of this study was to reflect on the legal and ethical aspects for the practice of acupuncture by nurses in Brazil. There is a need for nurses to be involved on a task force to create legal regulations and establish the scope of practice of acupuncture. This will prevent the restriction of the practice of acupuncture only to a specific health care professional group.
Keywords : Acupuncture [legislation & jurisprudence]; Acupuncture [ethics]; Acupuncture therapy [ethics]; Complementary therapies [legislation & jurisprudence]; Complementary therapies [ethics].