"CAM-creep": Medical practitioners, professional discipline and integrative medicine

Jammal, Walid, Stewart, Cameron and Parker, Malcolm (2014) "CAM-creep": Medical practitioners, professional discipline and integrative medicine. Journal of Law and Medicine, 22 1: 221-232.

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Author Jammal, Walid
Stewart, Cameron
Parker, Malcolm
Title "CAM-creep": Medical practitioners, professional discipline and integrative medicine
Journal name Journal of Law and Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-159X
Publication date 2014-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 221
End page 232
Total pages 12
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article examines the problem of applying disciplinary standards to the practice of integrative medicine. The article examines the structure of the National Law and discusses examples of when medical practitioners have been found to have breached professional standards because of their use of complementary and alternative medicine. The article argues there is a danger in medical practitioners who move away from the principles of evidence-based practice and informed consent in their adoption of integrative medicine. The authors posit a concept of “CAM-creep”, situations where practitioners abandon medical professional standards in favour of ones from complementary and alternative medicine.
Keyword Integrative medicine
CAM (complementary and alternative medicine)
Professional discipline
Evidence-based practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 14:05:14 EST by Dr Malcolm Parker on behalf of School of Medicine