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The Resource Shadow Medicine : the Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Shadow Medicine : the Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

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Shadow Medicine : the Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies
Title
Shadow Medicine
Title remainder
the Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) find common ground? A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr., explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual tools present for both conventional and alternative therapies. As he explores a possible reconciliation between their conflicting approaches, Haller maintains a healthy, scientific skepticism yet finds promise in select complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Haller elucidates recent research on the placebo effect and shows how a new engagement between EBM and CAM might lead to a more productive medical practice that includes both the objectivity of evidence-based medicine and the subjective truth of the physician-patient relationship. Haller's book tours key topics in the standoff between EBM and CAM: how and why the double blinded, randomized clinical trial (RCT) came to be considered the gold standard in modern medicine; the challenge of postmodern medicine as it counters the positivism of evidence-based medicine; and the politics of modern CAM and the rise of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He conducts an in-depth case study of homeopathy, explaining why it has emerged as a poster-child for CAM, and assesses CAM's popularity despite its poor performance in clinical trials. Haller concludes with hope, showing how new experimental protocols might tease out the evidentiary basis for the placebo effect and establish a foundation for some reconciliation between EBM and CAM
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haller, John S.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative medicine
  • Placebos (Medicine)
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Alternative medicine
  • Placebos (Medicine)
  • Alternative medicine
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Medizin, Gesundheit
  • Placebo Effect
  • Placebos (Medicine)
  • Placebos
  • Placebos
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Placebo Effect
Label
Shadow Medicine : the Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evidence-based medicine -- Postmodernist medicine -- The powerful placebo -- Politics of healing -- Complementary and alternative medicine's challenge : a case study -- Reassessment
Control code
ocn881570862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537704
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/hall16904
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • ec2749c5-41ba-4183-9535-98276e9e309b
  • 22573/ctt6qtr2q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881570862
Label
Shadow Medicine : the Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evidence-based medicine -- Postmodernist medicine -- The powerful placebo -- Politics of healing -- Complementary and alternative medicine's challenge : a case study -- Reassessment
Control code
ocn881570862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537704
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/hall16904
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • ec2749c5-41ba-4183-9535-98276e9e309b
  • 22573/ctt6qtr2q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881570862

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