Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ethics, the Patient, and the Physician by Lois SnyderComplementary and Alternative Medicine: Ethics, the Patient, and the Physician by Lois Snyder

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

EditorLois Snyder

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ethics, the Patient, and thePhysician is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary book to focuson the ethical challenges of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM), examining the ethical considerations and challenges thatincreasingly face patients, physicians and complementary andalternative medicine practitioners today. In one recent year, it wasestimated that 42% of Americans spent $27 billion out of pocket on CAMtherapies; in particular, CAM therapies are becoming more popular withbaby boomers, who are taking an increasingly active interest in theirhealth and health care as they age. Most people do not tell theirphysicians about their CAM use - what implications does this have fortraditional patient-physician relationships? This volume examines whatshould be the center of the dialogue between conventional medicine andCAM. With big issues and big money at stake, how are patients,physicians, the health care system and policymakers handling theexplosion in CAM interest and use? What are the physicians' ethicalobligations in this area? These topics and more are examined in thistimely book.Chapters 1 and 2 of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ethics, thePatient, and the Physician provide a context for thinking about CAM andintroduce its history and definitions. Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 examinethe ethical responsibilities of physicians, as well as communicationsissues, patient education, legal concerns, and risk management. Chapter 7 presents a framework for examining CAM using the scientificmethod. As we enter the 21st century, and CAM use becomes morefrequent, often as a companion to conventional medicine, this volume istimely, thought-provoking and practical reading.
Title:Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ethics, the Patient, and the PhysicianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pagesPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617376582

ISBN - 13:9781617376580

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Table of Contents

Table of ContentsZ PrefaceLois Snyder, JDZ Contributor List and BiographiesZ Chapter1. A Context for Thinking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine and EthicsLois Snyder, JD2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: History, Definitions, and What is it Today?Richard J. Carroll, MD, ScM3. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Physician's Ethical Obligations Wayne Vaught, PhD4. Advising Patients and Communicating about Complementary and Alternative MedicineArti Prasad, MD Mariebeth Velásquez, BS5. Patient and Medical Education on Complementary and Alternative Care: Sorting it OutCatherine Leffler, JD6. Legal and Risk Management Issues in Complementary and Alternative MedicineMichael Cohen, JD7. Whose Evidence, Which Methods? Ethical Challenges in Complementary and Alternative Medicine ResearchJon Tilburt, MD

Editorial Reviews

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)