I’ll be joining Professor Chris MacDonald on January 28 for a discussion about the ethics of selling complementary and alternative medicine:
Is it ethical to market complementary and alternative medicines? Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are medical products and services outside the mainstream of medical practice. But they are not just medicines (or supposed medicines) offered and provided for the prevention and treatment of illness. They are also products and services – things offered for sale in the marketplace. Most discussion of the ethics of CAM has focused on bioethical issues – issues having to do with therapeutic value, and the relationship between patients and those purveyors of CAM. This presentation — by a philosopher and a pharmacist — aims instead to consider CAM from the perspective of commercial ethics. That is, we consider the ethics not of prescribing or administering CAM (activities most closely associated with health professionals) but the ethics of selling CAM.
Admission is free. Space is limited. Register here.
WHAT: Complementary & Alternative Medicine: A Business Ethics Perspective
DATE: January 28, 2015
TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto.
UPDATE (January 29, 2015): The talk in its entirety is now online.