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Friday, 2 June 2017

INFORMED CONSENT IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: ethical imperative + practical impossibility

Before starting to treat a patient, all health care professionals – including of course alternative practitioners – have to obtain informed consent. This is not optional but an ethical and legal imperative. Informed consent must usually include full information on: 
  • the diagnosis 
  • its natural history 
  • the most effective treatment options available 
  • the proposed therapy 
  • its effectiveness […]