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Complementary and alternative medicine in child and adolescent psychiatry: Legal considerations

Cohen, MH, Natbony, SR and Abbott, RB (2013) Complementary and alternative medicine in child and adolescent psychiatry: Legal considerations Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 22 (3). pp. 493-507.

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The rising popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in child and adolescent psychiatry raises unique ethical and legal concerns for psychiatrists and other conventional health care providers. This article explores these concerns and provides clinical advice for promoting patient health and safety while minimizing the psychiatrist's risk. Although any departure from the conventional standard of care is a potential risk, the risk of malpractice liability for practicing integrative medicine in child and adolescent psychiatry is low. CAM is most safely recommended from a legal standpoint when there is some published evidence of safety and efficacy. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Law
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Cohen, MH
Natbony, SR
Date : 1 July 2013
DOI : 10.1016/j.chc.2013.03.005
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2013 Elsevier Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Complementary and alternative medicine, Health law, Informed consent, Liability, Medicolegal aspects, escitalopram, adolescent, alternative medicine, child, child psychiatry, court, decision making, health care practice, health care system, health promotion, human, informed consent, law, major depression, malpractice, medical liability, parent, patient referral, priority journal, psychiatrist, remission, review, risk assessment, safety, standard, Adolescent, Adolescent Psychiatry, Child, Child Psychiatry, Complementary Therapies, Humans, Informed Consent, Integrative Medicine, Interpersonal Relations, Mental Disorders, Patient Safety
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:37
Last Modified : 04 Dec 2019 16:09

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