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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2002 Jan;72(1):5-15.

Snake oil, ethics, and the first amendment: what's a profession to do?

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School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 46202, USA. shekenne@iupui.edu

Abstract

This article considers the appropriate legal and ethical response to those whose advocacy of "alternative" or unvalidated therapies places people at risk of harm. What are our professional responsibilities with respect to such advocacy, and what sorts of harm will justify government intervention?

PMID:
14964590
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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