The Duty of Medical Practitioners and CAM/TCM Practitioners to Inform Competent Adult Patients about Alternatives

  • Xiju Zhao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 391-413

About this book


The book pays interest to a small and almost untouched topic: a health practitioner’ s duty to inform about alternatives. It covers both orthodox medicine practitioners and CAM practitioners. The topic is explored in a co mparative way, examining the laws of not only common law jurisdictions, such as the USA, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, but also two East Asia jurisdictions ( China and Japan ) . It uses the collective wisdom of several common law jurisdictions, but also differentiates them. It places the issue of “disclosure of alternatives” in a clear and wider context, making a cogent distinction between diagnosis/treatment and information disclosure. ​


Alternatives Chinese Law Common Law Health Practitioners Information Disclosure

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiju Zhao
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  1. 1.College of Social Science and HumanitiesSDUTCMJinanChina, People's Republic

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