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The role of complementary and alternative medicine : accommodating pluralism

Author: Daniel Callahan
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2002.
Series: Hastings Center studies in ethics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Role of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, fourteen scholars from the fields of medicine, philosophy, sociology, and cultural and folklore studies examine the clash between growing public support and the hostility of clinicians and medical researchers."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Role of complementary and alternative medicine.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606641753
Online version:
Role of complementary and alternative medicine.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)609341454
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Callahan
ISBN: 0878408770 9780878408771 1589010167 9781589010161
OCLC Number: 47791087
Description: x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Assessments of efficacy in biomedicine : the turn toward methodological pluralism / Kenneth F. Schaffner --
CAM and cultural diversity : ethics and epistemology converge / David J. Hufford --
The role of science in assessing conventional, complementary, and alternative medicines / Loretta M. Kopelman --
Personal experience, popular epistemology, and complementary and alternative medicine research / Bonnie B. O'Connor --
The placebo effect : implications for the study and practice of complementary and alternative medicine / Howard Brody --
Spirituality in clinical care : a brief review of patient desire, physician response, and research opportunities / David B. Larson and Susan S. Larson --
Interpreting results from randomized clinical trials of complementary/alternative interventions : the role of trial quality and pre-trial beliefs / Asbjørn Hróbjartsson and Stig Brorson --
Evidence, ethics, and the evaluation of global medicine ; Appendix. A clinical example of causality applied longitudinally to chronic conditions / Wayne B. Jonas --
The nature of evidence in complementary and alternative medicine : ideas from trials of homeopathy in chronic headache / Tom Whitmarsh --
Medical culture and CAM culture : science and ritual in the academic medical center / Paul Root Wolpe --
The quest for holism in medicine / Alfred I. Tauber.
Series Title: Hastings Center studies in ethics.
Other Titles: Role of complementary & alternative medicine
Responsibility: Daniel Callahan, editor.
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