Healing, Hype or Harm?

Healing, Hype or Harm? : A Critical Analysis of Complementary or Alternative Medicine

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The scientists, academics and practitioners writing this book are not 'against' complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), but they are very much 'for' evidence-based medicine and single standards. They aim to counter-balance the many uncritical books on CAM and to stimulate intelligent, well-informed public debate. TOPICS INCLUDE: What is CAM? Why is it so popular? Patient choice; Reclaiming compassion; Teaching CAM at university; Research on CAM; CAM in court; Ethics and CAM; Politics and CAM; Homeopathy in context; Concepts of holism in medicine; Placebo, deceit and CAM; Healing but not curing; CAM and the media.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Societas
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845401182
  • 9781845401184
  • 822,788

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"[T]his book represents the very best of contemporary albeit on the whole skeptical scholarship. It is highly refreshing to find a collection that does not toe a line but instead gives a wide range of pros and cons and includes some new and stimulating ideas... [I]t is wonderful that academic honesty is still alive and well... For those people actively researching in the field of CAM this book is a 'must have'."

--Kevin M. Purday "Metapsychology "
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