Prinum non nocere: thoughts on the need to develop an 'adverse events' register for complementary and alternative therapies.

Biley, F., 2002. Prinum non nocere: thoughts on the need to develop an 'adverse events' register for complementary and alternative therapies. Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 8, pp. 57-61.

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DOI: 10.1054/ctnm.2002.0612

Abstract

Building a body of knowledge to support the eff|cacy and practice of complementary and alternative therapies is an imperative that should be fully embraced by all those involved. Additional endeavours to monitor adverse events related to complementary and alternative therapies should also be pursued.The history and extentofmedical iatrogenesis is briefly outlined, as is the literature on adverse events related to complementary and alternative therapies. Allopathicmedicine is slowly realising the negative impact of iatrogenesis and is starting to develop systems to monitor such events in order to reduce or eliminate their existence. It is suggested that a similar development is needed in complementary and alternative therapies, so that it can be ensured that, at aminimum, primum non nocere, the therapy should f|rstly do no harm.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1353-6117
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Group:School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Qualitative Research
ID Code:6968
Deposited By:Dr Francis Biley LEFT
Deposited On:25 Oct 2008 16:33
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:54

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