Decision-making in pediatrics: a practical algorithm to evaluate complementary and alternative medicine for children.

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Title
Decision-making in pediatrics: a practical algorithm to evaluate complementary and alternative medicine for children.
Journal
European journal of pediatrics
Author(s)
Renella Raffaele, Fanconi Sergio
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2006
Volume
165
Number
7
Pages
437-441
Language
english
Abstract
We herein present a preliminary practical algorithm for evaluating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for children which relies on basic bioethical principles and considers the influence of CAM on global child healthcare. CAM is currently involved in almost all sectors of pediatric care and frequently represents a challenge to the pediatrician. The aim of this article is to provide a decision-making tool to assist the physician, especially as it remains difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The reasonable application of our algorithm together with common sense should enable the pediatrician to decide whether pediatric (P)-CAM represents potential harm to the patient, and allow ethically sound counseling. In conclusion, we propose a pragmatic algorithm designed to evaluate P-CAM, briefly explain the underlying rationale and give a concrete clinical example.
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