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Complementary and Alternative Medicine : Ethics, the Patient, and the Physician

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This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary book to focus on the ethical challenges of complementary and alternative medicine. It examines the ethical challenges that CAM raises for patients and their physicians, and for patient-physician relationships. The book is written by a multidisciplinary team of CAM ethics and policy analysts, researchers and thought-leaders who present a forward-looking exploration of their subject.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Special / Harts.
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 6 black & white tables, biography
  • 1588295842
  • 9781588295842

Review quote

From the reviews: "...I recommend the book for annyone interested in having a broader view of disease, health and healing, and holilstic medicine." -Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) "Anyone (eg, clinicians, clinical ethicists, attorneys, researchers, and patients) wtih an interest in the ethical aspects of CAM will find this book informative." -Mayo Clinic Proceedings "This book sets out to review the CAM scene and what it means for policymakers, physicians and for patients. It is about the clinical ethics surrounding the use of CAM ... there is, however, a very useful listing of CAM information resources for patients and health care professionals. The contributors are a mix of doctors and lawyers. ... provides a very good overview of CAM and offers a lot of sound advice about overcoming the traditional hiatus between 'orthodox' and 'non-orthodox' medicine." (Roger Woodruff, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, October, 2007)show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Z Preface Lois Snyder, JD Z Contributor List and Biographies Z Chapter 1. A Context for Thinking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Ethics Lois Snyder, JD 2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: History, Definitions, and What is it Today? Richard J. Carroll, MD, ScM 3. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Physician's Ethical Obligations Wayne Vaught, PhD 4. Advising Patients and Communicating about Complementary and Alternative Medicine Arti Prasad, MD Mariebeth Velasquez, BS 5. Patient and Medical Education on Complementary and Alternative Care: Sorting it Out Catherine Leffler, JD 6. Legal and Risk Management Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Michael Cohen, JD 7. Whose Evidence, Which Methods? Ethical Challenges in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Jon Tilburt, MDshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "...I recommend the book for annyone interested in having a broader view of disease, health and healing, and holilstic medicine." -Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) "Anyone (eg, clinicians, clinical ethicists, attorneys, researchers, and patients) wtih an interest in the ethical aspects of CAM will find this book informative." -Mayo Clinic Proceedings "This book sets out to review the CAM scene and what it means for policymakers, physicians and for patients. It is about the clinical ethics surrounding the use of CAM ... there is, however, a very useful listing of CAM information resources for patients and health care professionals. The contributors are a mix of doctors and lawyers. ... provides a very good overview of CAM and offers a lot of sound advice about overcoming the traditional hiatus between 'orthodox' and 'non-orthodox' medicine." (Roger Woodruff, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, October, 2007)show more