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Naturopathic Doctor

Risk 142
Ethical Aspects of Placebos


  • Identify ethical and legal prohibitions against patient deception, misinformation, exaggerating healthcare cures, guaranteeing treatment results, and dishonesty.
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate communications and medical file entries describing patients' healthcare prognoses and progress.
  • Explain scientific literature linking patients' attitude and mental states to healthcare outcomes.
  • Illustrate placebo-enhancing doctor-patient interactions that comply with states' prohibitions against deception and misinformation.
  • Give examples where ethical patient encouragement authentically fosters positive mental states that promote desired patient outcomes.
  • Express why patient communications must be consistent with medical file entries regarding prognoses and patient progress.
  • Explain office procedures and staff training likely to optimize health-promoting ethical patient communication and the documentation thereof.

Peter Van Tyle, Esq

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