Informed consent, shared decision-making, and complementary and alternative medicine

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Abstract

This article examines potential roles for informed consent for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In general, those providing CAM modalities that pose substantial risks and those using them in research have an ethical obligation to obtain express informed consent. In addition, in mapping the ethical obligations of those practicing modern scientific medicine and those administering CAM, there also seems to be an important role for shared medical decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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