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.

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On the Ethics of Using Non-Certified Health ‘Remedies’ in Resource Poor Contexts, by Udo Schüklenk

Homeopathy organisations have taken to the skies to help sick people in resource poor countries as well as disaster zones. Thething about homeopathy is, of course, that there is zero evidence that homeopathic concoctions have any effect beyond that of other placebos.1Governments such as the UK’s have clamped down on the quack therapy degrees that flourished fora good number of years in parts of its university sector. In 2007a whopping 5 BSc degrees in homeopathy were offered; today here is none…

About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.

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