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Title:
Alternative therapies : expanding options in health care
Author:
Gordon, Rena J.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xvii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Alternative therapies : why now? / Definitional dilemma of alternative medicine / Federal approach to alternative medicine : co-opting, quackbusting, or complementing? / Paradigms and politics : redux of homeopathy in american medicne / Marketing channels for alternative health care / Regional distribution of alternative health care / Demand for alternative therapies : the case of childbirth / Social and cultural aspects of alternative therapies / Building medical systems at the household level / Redefining the healing process : healer-client relationships in alternative medicine / Rediscovering nightingale : back to the future / Biomedical physicians practicing holistic medicine / Medical education : changes and responses / Case study / Alternative therapies : Quo Vadis?
ISBN:
9780826111647
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this volume, an interdisciplinary team of scholars and social scientists address the reasons and ramifications of the increasing utilization of alternative and complementary medicine. The book provides a scholarly and theoretical discussion of salient issues within this new field. Topics discussed include:
the changing medical market place political and legal aspects of practice influential cultural factors clinical and educational issues and much more

The many case examples and vignettes that appear throughout the text illustrate how alternative health care relates to everyday life. The book serves as a primer for an array of health professionals and students as well as provides new insights to those familiar with alternative health practices.


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