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‘Complementary & Alternative Medicine’ (CAM): Ethical and Policy Issues
Bioethics Special Issue
Guest Editors: Kevin R Smith, David Colquhoun, Edzard Ernst, Wallace Sampson
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 12TH JANUARY 2015
The Editors of Bioethics are pleased to announce a special issue in 2016 on the ethical and policy issues associated with ‘complementary & alternative medicine’ (CAM). CAM encompasses a wide range of claimed therapeutic modalities, including acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, homeopathy and osteopathy. CAM occupies a paradoxical position in modern medicine and healthcare: the plausibility and evidence base of many CAM treatments is very limited, and CAM approaches have been criticized and challenged by many scientists and physicians; despite this, some forms of CAM are manifestly popular among many lay people and a significant number of medical professionals. This raises fundamental ethical questions concerning the moral status of CAM.
We invite submissions on all aspects of this topic. Questions include but are not limited to:
The editors welcome early discussion of brief proposals and/or abstracts by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon submission authors should include full contact details and a few lines of biographical information in a separate electronic file. We discourage papers of more than 5000 words.
For further submission requirements, format and referencing style, refer to the Author Guidelines on the Bioethics website: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0269-9702
Manuscripts should be submitted to Bioethics online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/biot.
Please ensure that you select manuscript type ‘Special Issue’ and state that it is for the CAM Special Issue when prompted.