Complementary Medicine and the Law: Complementary Medicine & Law by Julie Stone

Complementary Medicine and the Law: Complementary Medicine & Law

byJulie Stone, Joan Matthews

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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The growth of complementary medicine over the past decade has been accompanied by calls for greater regulation. To date, discussions on regulation have confined themselves to the parameters set by orthodox medicine, and a result, critical issues which need to be more publicly aired have beenoverlooked. The first book to address this increasingly important topics, Complementary Medicine and the Law is a timely response to this need. The authors explore the way in which the law presently affects the practice of complementary medicine. At the heart of the book is a challenging of thenotion that the legal and regulatory mechanisms which govern orthodox medicine form an appropriate model for the regulation of most complementary therapies. The patient-centred, holistic approach central to the theory and practice of many complementary therapies presents a unique problem for thelaw: the highly individualised, more intuitive, whole-person approach of complementary medicine is not amenable to the quantification and certainty required by the law. The authors argue that only by implementing a more dynamic form of ethics-directed regulation can the consumer be protectedwithout sacrificing the unique contribution that complementary medicine has to make.

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Julie Stone is a Research Associate with Hempsons Solicitors, Covent Garden, London Joan Matthews is a dually qualified Lawyer and Therapist
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Title:Complementary Medicine and the Law: Complementary Medicine & LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198259719

ISBN - 13:9780198259718

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The growth of complementary medicine over the past decade has been accompanied by calls for greater regulation. To date, discussions on regulation have confined themselves to the parameters set by orthodox medicine, and critical issues which need to be more publicly aired have been overlooked. Complementary Medicine and the Law is the first book to address these issues.

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