Move into hospital sector another sign of complementary medicine's growing popularity.

  • Anita Elash
  • Published 1997 in
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…

Abstract

Growing demand has led some Canadian hospitals to offer alternative therapies to patients, even though many physicians still question their efficacy. Anita Elash visited Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, where staff physicians have been debating the issue. One physician said hospitals have no choice but to offer the treatments. "If you believe in the primacy of patients making their own decisions and you believe in the fundamental of informed consent, you cannot deny them access to this treatment."

Cite this paper

@article{Elash1997MoveIH, title={Move into hospital sector another sign of complementary medicine's growing popularity.}, author={Anita Elash}, journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne}, year={1997}, volume={157 11}, pages={1589-92} }