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The meaning response : rethinking the "placebo effect"

Author: Daniel E Moerman
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge studies in medical anthropology, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is attributed to specific elements, such as drugs, but many things in medicine cannot be accounted for in this way. For example, inert drugs  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel E Moerman
ISBN: 0521806305 9780521806305 0521000874 9780521000871
OCLC Number: 232702181
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'Pickle ash' and 'High blood'; Part I. The Meaning Response: 1. Healing and medical treatment; 2. The healing process; 3. Measurement and its ambiguities; 4. Doctors and patients; 5. Formal factors and the meaning response; 6. Knowledge and culture; illness and healing; Part II. Applications, Challenges and Opportunities: 7. Psychotherapy: placebo effect or meaning response?; 8. The neurobiology and cultural biology of pain; 9. 'More research is needed': the cases of 'adherence' and 'self-reported health'; 10. Other approaches: learning, expecting and conditioning; 11. Ethics, placebos and meaning; Part III. Meaning and Human Biology: 12. The extent (and limits) of meaning; 13. Conclusions: many claims, many issues.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medical anthropology, 9.
Responsibility: Daniel Moerman.
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