CAM & Kids

The blog entry linked below compares two articles from the journal Clinical Pediatrics. The first is called “Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Services in Freestanding US Children’s Hospitals,” and the blogger suggest that that article “accepts the premise that CAM use in children is ethical.” The other article is called “Unethical prescriptions: alternative therapies for children with cerebral palsy.” That article quotes developmental pediatrician, Peter Rosenbaum, as writing that “Good intentions are not a substitute for good scientific evidence.” In other words, the CAM interventions cited in the first article may be well-intentioned, but good intentions are not enough when it comes to treating sick kids.

Check out CAM and Children: “Unethical Prescriptions”, by Jann Bellamy (for Society for Science-Based Medicine)

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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