Nevertheless, the existence of such data banks was perceived at that time as a true revolution in information and data processing by all scientists like me, who have commenced with their scientific and research activities in old libraries and have wasted much time going through handwritten or typed catalogues that were sometimes years old. When internet was broadly introduced in the 90s, my expectations were hugely disappointed. The quality of most information was appalling, outrageous, at best, confusing and of little scientific or spiritual value.
Share Link Basic legal issues surrounding holistic healing include licensure and credentialing, malpractice, professional discipline and questions of food and drug law. The Emerging Paradigm of Holistic Healing.
Much of the text sans footnotes is reproduced below. For those who want the snapshot, the conclusion reads: The emergence of holistic healing indicates a movement from medical orthodoxy toward a broader conceptualization of illness and health.
To safeguard patient choices and recognize the growing body of literature regarding alternatives, policymakers should reexamine the reduction of healing to medicine, and the equation of nonmedical alternatives with fraud.
The current regulatory scheme, embodied in state "practice of medicine" statutes and related case law, reflects an outmoded view of health care, in which the physician is the sole purveyor and guardian of health. Constitutional norms and common law doctrines such as informed consent and assumption of risk provide some support for giving patient preferences greater deference.
These doctrines should be expanded to recognize patient interest in complementary healing modalities. Moreover, since common law fraud protects patients against "quacks," lawmakers should acknowledge and encourage a more integrated system of healing professionals.
To shift from an exclusively medical paradigm to a framework that includes touch and other forms of holistic healing does not mean that the insights, discoveries, and therapeutic devices of modern medicine will be discarded or diminished.
Nor does the movement from medicine to healing mean returning to the Dark Ages or succumbing to quackery. Rather, rethinking the paradigm means freeing the law from conceptual and historical limitations, and opening to embrace a broader set of possibilities for the journey into health.
For example, the possibility of health care rationing has challenged the assumption that a patient receives all the care necessary to regain health. The purported justification is to prevent fraud and protect public health. The regulatory paradigm, however, has two flaws: Section I of this article explores the regulatory problems posed by a paradigm shift from strictly medical to more holistic forms of healing.
Section II analyzes state licensing schemes regulating the "practice of medicine" and the way courts have interpreted these statutes when confronted with alternative practitioners. Section III places the legislative and judicial response to alternative healers in historical context and evaluates whether existing statutes and judicial attitudes toward healers actually serve the values they espouse, namely, preventing fraud and protecting health care consumers.
Section IV suggests avenues for regulatory reform that disentangle the prevention of fraud from the protection of medical orthodoxy, and that more fully serve consumer choice and patient autonomy.
The Case of Quicksilver 1. Quicksilver's Dilemma Consider the following scenario: Quicksilver, a trader on the New York Stock exchange, develops an excruciating pain in his abdomen. He visits his physician, Dr.
After numerous diagnostic procedures, Dr.
Knowsomething opines that there is an abnormal growth in Quicksilver's abdomen, requiring immediate surgery. Quicksilver's decision is complicated by the fact that he has malignant hyperthermia, a rare condition that renders him susceptible to death on receiving general anaesthesia.
Sagebrush explains that he holds no medical degree, that he is not a minister, and that he does not follow the tenets of any organized church. Sagebrush places his hands on Quicksilver's abdomen. Quicksilver feels warmth and a slight tingling emanating from Sagebrush's hands.
At the end of the session, Sagebrush says Quicksilver should temporarily avoid the doctors, meditate, try a warm bath with epsom salts, and drink carrot juice twice daily; in a month, he may be re-tested for cancer. Quicksilver follows this advice. When he is re-tested, there is no trace of any abnormality in his body.
He tells the patient, "You've had a spontaneous remission.Basic legal issues surrounding holistic healing include licensure and credentialing, malpractice, professional discipline and questions of food and drug law.
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