FEATURESThe Evolving Doctrine of Informed Consent for Complementary and Integrative TherapyDenner, Sallie Stoltz BSN, CRNAAuthor Information Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. Ms Denner is a Certified Zero Balancer maintaining an integrative therapy practice in pain management in York, Pennsylvania. Corresponding Author: Sallie Stoltz Denner, BSN, CRNA, Department of Anesthesia, Memorial Hospital, York, PA 17403 ([email protected]). Holistic Nursing Practice: January 2008 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 37-43 doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000306327.34085.b3 Buy Metrics Abstract Complementary and integrative therapy is evolving toward greater acceptance and practice by the mainstream healthcare. As with any therapeutic intervention, moral and ethical issues that arise require careful attention in ensuring that healthcare decision making and the consenting process are conducted legally and ethically while respecting and preserving fundamental human rights. Critical to the informed consent process is unrestricted practitioner-patient communication and disclosure of available alternative therapies. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.