Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Ethics, the Patient, and the Physician

  • Lois Snyder
Part of the Biomedical Ethics Reviews book series (BER)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Complementary and Alternative Medicine examines the real-life implications of patient issues and the healthcare system in which care is delivered.

Because complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are not presently considered to be a part of conventional medicine, this book discusses the effect that CAM has on patients, physicians, healthcare, and policymakers. Also included are the implications that CAM has on traditional patient-physician relationships as well as the physician's ethical obligations on this subject.

Keywords

alternative medicine ethics health

Editors and affiliations

  • Lois Snyder
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania Center for BioethicsPhiladelphia
  2. 2.Center for Ethics and Professionalism at the American College of PhysiciansPhiladelphia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-381-3
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-584-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-381-3
  • About this book