Is Traditional and Complementary Medicine Ethical?
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All forms of health care are associated with ethical challenges. This chapter briefly summarises an endeavour to identify, analyse and make recommendations for addressing challenges that are associated with traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM). This necessitated careful consideration from multiple perspectives, reflection upon what ‘health’ means and comparisons with conventional biomedicine. For many, T&CMs can be regarded as a key component of their ‘resilience toolkit’; when health is threatened, use of T&CMs can help people to respond positively.
KeywordTraditional medicine Complementary medicine Resilience toolkit Ethical challenges Healthcare ethics
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