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Postmodernist Medicine

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the rise of postmodernism in the second half of the twentieth century and the epistemological challenges it forced upon the core values of scientific positivism. Postmodernism ... More


Discussing unproven therapies

Penelope Schofield, Justine Diggens, Sue Hegarty, Catherine Charleson, Rita Marigliani, Caroline Nehill, and Michael Jefford

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The use of unproven therapies or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) continues to evoke strong debate and diverse views within the medical community. Many doctors are concerned about the ... More


Complementary and alternative therapies in cancer/integrative oncology

Susan MacDonald and Doreen Oneschuk

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0151
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents case studies to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to develop proficiency in discussing and advising patients about using complementary and ... More


Limits of Science and Boundaries of Access: Alternative Health Care

E. Haavi Morreim

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines whether complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) should be covered by health insurance. It first considers the philosophical and practical obstacles to science in medicine ... More


Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s Challenge: A Case Study

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter identifies the differences that separate homeopathy from biomedicine. The tension between homeopathy and conventional medicine is essentially that of two epistemologically different ... More


“Integrative” Medicine: Integrating Quackery with Science-Based Medicine

David H. Gorski

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Integrative medicine is becoming more and more accepted by mainstream academic medical centers and funding agencies. This chapter discusses and defines integrative medicine, complementary and ... More


Introducing the holistic approach to cancer care

Jennifer Barraclough

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

In many parts of the developed world today, patients with cancer have access not only to standard medical and surgical care but also to a wide range of other therapies that are grounded in a more ... More


Choice and co-ordination of therapies: the family doctor as guide

Catherine Zollman

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The task of navigating the maze of potential complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and integrating CAM into a personal cancer care plan is often complex, time-consuming, and ... More


Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

John Haller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Can evidence-based medicine (EBM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) find common ground? This book explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual ... More


Professional Borders in Popular Media

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines scientific boundary work in popular reporting on biomedical research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), particularly a special report in Newsweek magazine on the ... More


Patrolling Professional Borders

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two examines how medical commentators on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) situate their texts in medical journals, on subjects not typically under the purview of such journals, in ... More


The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America

Candy Brown

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985784
eISBN:
9780199367801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985784.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explains how and why complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) entered the American biomedical mainstream and won acceptance from evangelical Christians—although much of CAM is ... More


Childhood cancer

Elena J Ladas and Kara M Kelly

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Many parents of children and adolescents with cancer investigate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help manage the side effects associated with conventional medications and augment ... More


Governing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Brazil and Portugal: implications for CAM professionals and the public

Joana Almeida, Pâmela Siegel, and Nelson Barros

in Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447332268
eISBN:
9781447332282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332268.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Sociological research on the governance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Western societies has vastly increased in the last decades. Yet there has been a less marked expression of ... More


Evidence, Rhetoric, and Disciplinary Boundaries

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sets the groundwork for answering the book’s central question, How does the notion of evidence determine the boundaries of biomedicine, from expert to public contexts? It explains the ... More


Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Colleen Derkatch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book investigates scientific studies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as episodes of scientific boundary work that shift, and then seek to fix, the boundaries between what counts ... More


Relaxation, visualization, and hypnotherapy

Leslie G Walker, Donald M Sharp, Andrew A Walker, and Mary B Walker

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

A systematic review of the use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with cancer reported an average use of 31% across thirteen countries, although the range was wide (7–64%). Many ... More


Contemporary Change: Liberalization and Epistemic Modernization

David J. Hess

in Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035132
eISBN:
9780262336444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The chapter discusses the problem of developing a historical sociological perspective on science, technology, and social movements during the period of the 1980s through 2015. It argues in favor of a ... More


Special medical conditions and therapeutic interventions

Benedetti Fabrizio

in Placebo Effects: 2nd Edition: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198705086
eISBN:
9780191789151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705086.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Cancer progression is not affected by placebo treatments; however, symptoms can be reduced by placebos. Nocebo effects are crucially involved in anticipatory nausea and vomiting before a cancer ... More


Reassessment

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter concludes that most complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have failed to meet the standards demanded by the evidence-based pyramid. Those few that have succeeded in ... More


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