Author(s): Gardiner P, Riley DS
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Abstract Many pediatric patients and their families use dietary supplements and homeopathy. They do not always disclose this information to their health care practitioners. It is important that health care practitioners are aware of the research available in these areas and discuss the use of these products openly with their patients. As part of that dialogue, clinicians need to consider what level of effectiveness is acceptable to support the use of these products by their patients. This risk-benefit appraisal should consider safety, effectiveness, the medical condition being treated, and the personal beliefs and preferences of patients and their families.
This article was published in Pediatr Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics