Legal and ethical issues in complementary medicine: a United States perspective

  title={Legal and ethical issues in complementary medicine: a United States perspective},
  author={Michael H. Cohen},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
The way forward involves not only preventing negligence and fraud, but also facilitating therapeutic exchanges between various healthcare providers and their patients. 
Ethical issues in integrative oncology.
Ethical and legal challenges in complementary and alternative medicine
The results of this review study are hoped to increase the information of the professionals in this field and attract the attention of authorities of medical ethics to this field.
Medical Pluralism: Global Perspectives on Equity Issues
  • F. Marian
  • Medicine
    Complementary Medicine Research
  • 2007
This article focuses on equity issues and aims to consider them from a global perspective of medical pluralism, related to Iris Marion Young’s justice theory and particularly to the concepts of cultural imperialism, powerlessness and marginalisation.
Physicians’ Philosophy of Care: A Comparison of Complementary and Conventional Medicine
The study reveals that conventional physicians are also using complementary medicine, and significant differences between both groups include philosophy of care, motivation for CAM, and priorities in medical activity.
Regulation of the practice of traditional medicine in China, India, and Malaysia
Malaysia could recast the models of China and India, and establish a comprehensive policy on traditional medicine, by integrating traditional medicine into the mainstream healthcare system by an inclusive, consultative and formalised process of professionalisation.
A Global Perspective on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in the Era of Antiretroviral Treatment
Findings confirm that CAM is commonly used as an adjunct to ART; however, in countries where ART is less accessible, many HIV-positive individuals take a pluralistic approach to health care, incorporating both traditional and, when available, conventional medicine.
Steps Toward Massage Therapy Guidelines: A First Report to the Profession
A process for creation of massage therapy guidelines that are informed both by research and by clinical experience is proposed and a central feature of the proposal is the use of a "World Café" symposium to elicit knowledge and solutions from diverse experts.
Complementary and alternative medicine: contemporary trends and issues
Consumer demand for CAM suggests that a number of health needs are being met by the practice of CAM, and further research is required to tease out the elements of CAM that are valued by consumers, and to understand the complexity of CAM at both a modality-specific and multimodal level.
Complementary and alternative medicine use in Australia: a national population-based survey.
CAM use nationally in Australia appears to be considerably higher than estimated from previous Australian studies, which may reflect an increasing popularity of CAM; however, regional variations in CAM use and the broader range of CAM included in the current study may contribute to the difference.
Seasonal Variation of Qualitative and Quantitative Composition of Phenolic Compounds and Antioxidant Activity in Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) Fruits
The aim of this study was to explore the peculiarities of the qualitative and quantitative composition of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity variation in apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) fruit


Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution
The book's range mirrors the integrative process itself, a process of grappling with, and meaningfully assimilating, disparate traditions and unfamiliar ways of thinking about the significance of health, body, and being.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives
This book is the first to set forth the emerging moral and legal authority on which the safe and effective practice of alternative health care can rest, and suggests how regulatory structures might develop to support a comprehensive, holistic, and balanced approach to health.
Ethical Considerations of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in Conventional Medical Settings
This work presents two prototypical cases that illustrate the challenges already discussed as well as other ethical challenges that will arise as use of CAM therapies in the United States becomes even more common.
Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation
Providing an exploration of regulatory conundrums faced by many healing professionals, Cohen articulates the value of expanding the concept of health care regulation to consider not only goals of fraud control and quality assurance, but also health care freedom, integration of global medicine, and human transformation.
Medical malpractice implications of alternative medicine.
It is found that claims against chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists occurred less frequently and typically involved injury that was less severe than claims against physicians during the same period.
Potential Physician Malpractice Liability Associated with Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies
Legal rules relevant to potential malpractice liability for complementary and integrative care, a framework in which physicians can assess liability risk, and specific strategies for liability management are proposed are proposed.
Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion: Regulating Potential Abuse of Authority by Spiritual Healers
Use of caring or healing touch is increasingly described as potentially useful in various health care settings, from acute care, to surgery, to obstetrical nursing practice; and Reiki, a Japanese form of energy healing, has even been used in efforts to help survivors recover from torture.
Credentialing Complementary and Alternative Medical Providers
The central issues in credentialing CAM providers are described and a framework for use by physicians, health care administrators, insurance companies, and national professional organizations is provided.
Holistic health care : including complementary and alternative medicine in insurance and regulatory schemes
  • Ariz L Rev
  • 1996