The "therapeutic footprint" of medical, complementary and alternative therapies and a doctor's duty of care

Christine R Sanderson, Bogda Koczwara and David C Currow
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00869.x
Published online: 19 February 2007

In reply: We would like to thank Hassed and colleagues for their comments on the “therapeutic footprint” and their questions about locating specific therapies within the model. While it was outside the scope of our article to critically analyse different treatments using the model (as benefits and risks will vary from patient to patient), we would like to direct Hassed et al to a more detailed consideration of the risks and benefits of chemotherapy.1

  • Christine R Sanderson1
  • Bogda Koczwara2
  • David C Currow3

  • 1 Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Department of Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.


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