Monthly Archives: March 2016

Naturopathy and Parental Duties

Here’s a 10-minute TV news item about the death of a Canadian toddler named Ezekial Stephan. He died of bacterial meningitis and lung infection, after his parents refused conventional medical treatment and sought out naturopathic options instead. Responsibility for providing

Naturopathy and Parental Duties

Here’s a 10-minute TV news item about the death of a Canadian toddler named Ezekial Stephan. He died of bacterial meningitis and lung infection, after his parents refused conventional medical treatment and sought out naturopathic options instead. Responsibility for providing

The ‘Alternativization’ of Women’s Health

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire? The Alternativization of Women’s Health, by Chris MacDonald in the Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2002) This short article argues that if women are (as

The ‘Alternativization’ of Women’s Health

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire? The Alternativization of Women’s Health, by Chris MacDonald in the Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2002) This short article argues that if women are (as

Alt Med Codes of Ethics

This page will be a running list of codes of ethics of various practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine. Note: No attempt is made here to achieve a complete listing. Just a sample. Statement of Ethics – Therapeutic Touch Network

Alt Med Codes of Ethics

This page will be a running list of codes of ethics of various practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine. Note: No attempt is made here to achieve a complete listing. Just a sample. Statement of Ethics – Therapeutic Touch Network

‘Straw Man’ Arguments in Alternative Medicine

The straw men of integrative health and alternative medicine, by Timothy Caulfield (in BMJ) Here’s the first bit of the commentary: Debating the value of integrative health and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be a frustrating endeavour. Proponents are often

‘Straw Man’ Arguments in Alternative Medicine

The straw men of integrative health and alternative medicine, by Timothy Caulfield (in BMJ) Here’s the first bit of the commentary: Debating the value of integrative health and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be a frustrating endeavour. Proponents are often

Homeopathy Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics and Practice of the Homeopathic Medical Association (U.K.) Section 3 is particularly interesting: 3. HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS. 3.1. All Members must maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct. 3.2. Courtesy, patience and understanding should be

Homeopathy Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics and Practice of the Homeopathic Medical Association (U.K.) Section 3 is particularly interesting: 3. HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS. 3.1. All Members must maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct. 3.2. Courtesy, patience and understanding should be

JME Editorial: Funding Unscientific ‘Remedies’

Here’s an editorial that appeared a few years back in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Full text at the link: Homeopathy is where the harm is: five unethical effects of funding unscientific ‘remedies’ by David Shaw The editorial’s bottom line: To

JME Editorial: Funding Unscientific ‘Remedies’

Here’s an editorial that appeared a few years back in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Full text at the link: Homeopathy is where the harm is: five unethical effects of funding unscientific ‘remedies’ by David Shaw The editorial’s bottom line: To

Bioethics: Alternative Medicine

The peer-reviewed scholarly journal Bioethics recently published a special issue on ‘Complementary & Alternative Medicine’ (CAM): Ethical and Policy Issues

Bioethics: Alternative Medicine

The peer-reviewed scholarly journal Bioethics recently published a special issue on ‘Complementary & Alternative Medicine’ (CAM): Ethical and Policy Issues