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Alternative Therapies : Expanding Options in Health Care.

Author: Rena Gordon; Barbara Nienstedt; Wilbert Gesler
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., 1998.
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In this volume, an interdisciplinary team of scholars and social scientists address the reasons and ramifications of the increasing utilization of alternative and complementary medicine. The book provides a scholarly and theoretical discussion of salient issues within this new field. Topics discussed include:.: the changing medical market place; political and legal aspects of practice; influential cultural factors;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rena Gordon; Barbara Nienstedt; Wilbert Gesler
ISBN: 9780826117298 0826117295 1281806005 9781281806000
OCLC Number: 476261764
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)
Contents: Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; List of Tables; List of Figures; PART I: Introduction; PART II: Politics and the Law; PART III: The Changing Medical Marketplace; PART IV: The Culture Complex; PART V: Toward Complementary Medicine; References; Glossary of Alternative Practices; Index.

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In this volume, an interdisciplinary team of scholars and social scientists address the reasons and ramifications of the increasing utilization of alternative and complementary medicine. The book provides a scholarly and theoretical discussion of salient issues within this new field. Topics discussed include:.: the changing medical market place; political and legal aspects of practice; influential cultural factors; clinical and educational issues; and much more. The many case examples and vignettes that appear throughout the text illustrate how alternative health care relates to everyday life.

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