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The placebo effect and health : combining science & compassionate care

Author: W Grant Thompson
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Grant Thompson
ISBN: 1591022754 9781591022756
OCLC Number: 1007093785
Description: 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is a placebo? --
History of placebos --
Placebo research: some facts and myths --
The placebo effect --
Elements of the placebo effect --
The nocebo effect --
Randomized clinical trials --
Evidence-based medicine --
Can surgery be a placebo? --
Placebo effects and psychotherapy --
Complimentary and alternative medicine --
The doctor as placebo --
The placebo responder --
The ethics of using placebos --
Strangers in the consulting room --
The burden of proof --
Health-care systems and the placebo effect --
Physicians heal yourselves.
Responsibility: W. Grant Thompson.
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