Biomedical Ethics Reviews

Alternative Medicine and Ethics

Editors: Humber, James M., Almeder, Robert F. (Eds.)

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In Alternative Medicine and Ethics, leading bioethicists and philosophers examine and debate the question of how the health care system should deal with using complimentary and alternative medicines. The distinguished authorities writing here both defend and criticize alternative medicine, with some arguing that the medical system should change substantially in order to accommodate alternative medicine, and others claiming that virtually all alternative treatments are worthless. In the heat of the debate many fundamental issues are raised concerning our health care system, among them the questions of therapeutic effectiveness, media truthfulness, the patient's freedom to choose among treatment options, health insurance coverage, the ability of the current healthcare delivery system to meet patients' needs, and government approval of alternative medicines.

The issues raised in Alternative Medicine and Ethics pose numerous challenges to the healthcare delivery system that presently dominates in the United States and Canada. The points made here will help bioethicists, medical professionals, managers, and public policy experts to better understand the fundamental nature of our health care system and better meet patients' needs.





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"This is a fascinating book which deserves a wide readership. As well as its obvious interest to complementary and alternative therapists, it raises important general issues of health care ethics and law. It should certainly be read by the general practitioner and health authority purchasers who may be interested in purchasing CAM therapies, and will, it is to be hoped, be taken up by the growing number of medical schools offering special study modules in this subject."-Journal of Medical Ethics

"This book consist of six different essays by authors with widely varying perspectives. All the articles discuss some aspect of health policy related to alternative medicine, including insurance coverage, scientific validity, integration with conventional medicine, and access to treatment. The views range from S. Barrett's complete rejection of nearly all forms of nonconventional treatment to V. Patel's advocacy for greater integration of many of the principles and techniques of alternative approaches. The article by S.M. Weitzman on insurance coverage for complementary and alternative medicine is arguably the best article in the book."-Religious Studies Review

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • “Alternative” Medicine More Hype Than Hope

    Barrett, Stephen, M.D.

    Pages 1-42

  • Understanding the Integration of Alternative Modalities into an Emerging Healthcare Model in the United States

    Patel, Vimal, Ph.D.

    Pages 43-95

  • Healthcare Plans as Gatekeepers

    Monaco, Grace Powers, J.D. (et al.)

    Pages 97-123

  • Insurance Coverage for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Weitzman, S. Mitchell, J.D., LL.M.

    Pages 125-161

  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Prayer as a Method of Alternative Healing for Children

    Neeley, G. Steven, J.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 163-194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Medicine and Ethics
Editors
  • James M. Humber
  • Robert F. Almeder
Series Title
Biomedical Ethics Reviews
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2774-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2774-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-440-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-037-3
Series ISSN
0742-1796
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 220
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