Monthly Archives: March 2016

Homeopathy in the Developing World

Here’s an issue that is just chock-full of ethical questions. There’s the ethical status of homeopathy. The ethics of fundraising. The ethics of helping those in desperate situations. And so on. Check out… On the Ethics of Using Non-Certified Health

Homeopathy in the Developing World

Here’s an issue that is just chock-full of ethical questions. There’s the ethical status of homeopathy. The ethics of fundraising. The ethics of helping those in desperate situations. And so on. Check out… On the Ethics of Using Non-Certified Health

Parental Rights & Duties, and CAM

Parents are generally given enormous leeway in how they raise their children. But there are limits. Physical or sexual abuse are perhaps the most obvious limits. But anything this side of outright abuse is generally considered fair game at least from a

Parental Rights & Duties, and CAM

Parents are generally given enormous leeway in how they raise their children. But there are limits. Physical or sexual abuse are perhaps the most obvious limits. But anything this side of outright abuse is generally considered fair game at least from a

Ethics of Traditional Chinese & Herbal Medicine Research

The Ethics of Traditional Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine Research: Views of Researchers and Human Ethics Committees in Australia (by Caroline A. Smith, Ros Priest, Bridget Carmady, Suzannah Bourchier, and Alan Bensoussan, in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Abstract: Despite

Ethics of Traditional Chinese & Herbal Medicine Research

The Ethics of Traditional Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine Research: Views of Researchers and Human Ethics Committees in Australia (by Caroline A. Smith, Ros Priest, Bridget Carmady, Suzannah Bourchier, and Alan Bensoussan, in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Abstract: Despite

Ethics of CAM in Palliative Care

An Ethical Argument for Integrated Palliative Care (by Shay Beider, in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Abstract: The Palliative Care, or comfort care, movement in the USA is on the rise. Currently, palliative services are not integrated in an organized

Ethics of CAM in Palliative Care

An Ethical Argument for Integrated Palliative Care (by Shay Beider, in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Abstract: The Palliative Care, or comfort care, movement in the USA is on the rise. Currently, palliative services are not integrated in an organized

Ethics of Placebos

The ethics of the use of placebos is an issue that arises frequently in discussions of the ethics of complementary and alternative medicine. Critics refer to homeopathy, for example, as “merely” an elaborate placebo system. But at least some defenders

Ethics of Placebos

The ethics of the use of placebos is an issue that arises frequently in discussions of the ethics of complementary and alternative medicine. Critics refer to homeopathy, for example, as “merely” an elaborate placebo system. But at least some defenders

Is the Ethical Problem Homeopathy, or Homeopaths?

Homeopathy isn’t unethical, it’s just controversial, by Jon Wardle for The Conversation (2012) This interesting short piece argues that the problem isn’t homeopathy per se; the problem is certain practitioners who don’t reliably inform their patients properly about what homeopathy

Is the Ethical Problem Homeopathy, or Homeopaths?

Homeopathy isn’t unethical, it’s just controversial, by Jon Wardle for The Conversation (2012) This interesting short piece argues that the problem isn’t homeopathy per se; the problem is certain practitioners who don’t reliably inform their patients properly about what homeopathy

Faith Healing, Religious Freedom, & Child Protection

Faith Healing: Religious Freedom vs. Child Protection, by Harriet Hall Here’s a bit of the conclusion…. The medical ethics principle of autonomy justifies letting competent adults reject lifesaving medical care for themselves because of their religious beliefs, but it does

Faith Healing, Religious Freedom, & Child Protection

Faith Healing: Religious Freedom vs. Child Protection, by Harriet Hall Here’s a bit of the conclusion…. The medical ethics principle of autonomy justifies letting competent adults reject lifesaving medical care for themselves because of their religious beliefs, but it does