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The standard of care for alternative medicine practitioners: legal problems and challenges

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Nemie (2010) The standard of care for alternative medicine practitioners: legal problems and challenges. In: 18th World Congress on Medical Law, 8th-12th August 2010, Faculty of Law & Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The use of alternative medicine has becoming increasingly popular amongst the Malaysian population. However, the increased number of alternative medicine practitioners has developed a pressing concern amongst relevant stakeholders on a variety of legal issues. At the moment, practices of alternative medicine in Malaysia are not governed by any specific legislation. Although some laws may have an indirect effect on these practices but they are not adequate to ensure comprehensive protection to relevant parties. The main problem is defining the appropriate standard of care for these practices in order to be at par with the standard of care of conventional medicine practitioners. Defining a proper standard of care is a crucial and necessary step in the integration of alternative medicine into conventional medicine and help in the facilitation of uniform licensure and accreditation in this growing industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: 1830/7581
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative medicine practitioners, legal, Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Professor Dr Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 08:33
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 08:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7581

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