Touching Ethics: Assessing the Applicability of Ethical Rules for Safe Touch in CAM -- Outcomes of a CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Practitioner Survey in Israel
Complementary therapies in medicine 2011 Feb; 19(1): 12-8
Recently, ethical guidelines regarding safe touch in CAM were developed in Israel. Publishing ethical codes does not imply that they will actually help practitioners to meet ethical care standards. The effectiveness of ethical rules depends on familiarity with the code and its content. In addition, critical self-examination of the code by individual members of the profession is required to reflect on the moral commitments encompassed in the code.
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Development of Ethical Rules for Boundaries of Touch in Complementary Medicine -- Outcomes of a Delphi Process Schiff, Elad; Ben-Arye, Eran; Shilo, Margalit; Levy, Moti; Schachter, Leora; Weitchner, Na'ama; Golan, Ofra; Stone, Julie (2010-11)The practice of complementary medicine (CAM) often involves touch. The unique philosophy of many CAM therapies, and the setting in which treatments are provided create a therapeutic space which may be less clearly defined ...