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Medical Ethics

By Julie Stone

ISBN-10: 0415278902

ISBN-13: 9780415278904

As transforming into numbers of sufferers flip to complementary and substitute drugs (CAM), the focal point of realization has mostly been on even if those treatments paintings and whether or not they are secure. those questions are valuable to extra integration of CAM with orthodox medication. yet within the absence of formal legislation, it truly is both severe to contemplate the moral dimensions of the CAM healing encounter.In this ebook, Julie Stone demonstrates that moral matters aren't any much less proper to CAM therapists than they're to medical professionals or the other team of well-being pros. She offers CAM therapists with a close framework of the categorical moral matters which have an effect on CAM perform to assist practitioners imagine constructively approximately how ethics underpin their healing work.An moral Framework for Complementary and substitute Therapists encourages serious and reflective perform, indicates sensible difficulties to universal difficulties, contains illustrative situations of moral dilemmas confronted through therapists and summarises key issues. This well timed booklet deals a entire advisor to this crucial quarter. Its demanding conclusions are as appropriate to skilled practitioners as to scholars and newly certified therapists. This ebook also will curiosity coverage makers our bodies attracted to strengthening and adorning CAM's strength.

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Is it legitimate for governments to demand that traditional indigenous healers demonstrate competence within a biomedical framework? How can the customs and beliefs underpinning indigenous healing systems be integrated into health care systems predicated on singularly western concepts of health and disease? If these healing practices are funded through central government resources, should they be offered first to native peoples and only then, subject to availability, to the rest of the population?

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No-one can make ethical choices on behalf of a therapist and no-one other than the therapist will be held professionally accountable for the decisions which are made. Four basic principles, however, may help practitioners to understand what is involved in acting ethically, and will allow them to use the material in this book as a guide to practical decision-making. The essence of these principles is to remind practitioners that good practice demands attention to the ethical component of the therapeutic encounter.

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