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Complementary and Alternative Medicine By Geraldine Lee Treweek

Complementary and Alternative Medicine
by Geraldine Lee Treweek

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Explores the challenging issues associated with CAM in the context of the social, political and cultural influences that shape people's health. This book provides an overview of social change, consumption and debates arising from the increased public interest in CAM, arguing for and against different classifications.
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Structures and Safeguards by Geraldine Lee Treweek

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fascinating and fast-changing area of medicine. This book explores the challenging issues associated with CAM in the context of the social, political and cultural influences that shape people's health. It:

  • provides an overview of social change, consumption and debates arising from the increased public interest in CAM, arguing for and against different classifications
  • discusses how CAM developed in a political and historical context, critically assessing the importance of ethics and values to CAM practice and how these inform what practitioners do
  • analyzes the question of what people want, the changing contested nature of health, and the nature of personal and social factors associated with the use of CAM
  • examines the diversity of settings in which CAM takes place
  • explores the social, political and economic milieu in which CAM is provided and used.

The book is one of three core texts for the forthcoming Open University course K221 Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (first presented in February 2005).

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About Geraldine Lee Treweek


Geraldine Lee-Treweek is Lecturer in Health Studies at the Open University, UK.

Table of Contents


Part 1: CAM Organisation: Safety and Standards 1. Knowledge, names, fraud and trust, Geraldine Lee-Treweek 2. Education and training in CAM, Lorraine Williams, Julie Stone and Geraldine Lee-Treweek 3. Regulation and control, Geraldine Lee Treweek 4. Political power and professionalisation, Mike Saks and Geraldine Lee-Treweek 5. Homoeopathy: principles, practice and controversies, Phil Nicholls, Geraldine Lee-Treweek and Tom Heller Part 2: Researching CAM 6. A critical look at orthodoxy medical approaches, Tom Heller, Dick Heller and Gavin Yamey 7. Understanding research, Hilary MacQueen, Sheena Murdoch and Andrew Vickers 8. Researching CAM interventions, Tom Heller 9. Evaluating CAM practice, Tom Heller, Dione Hills and Elaine Weatherly-Jones

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GOR001429418
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Structures and Safeguards by Geraldine Lee Treweek
Geraldine Lee Treweek
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2005-06-16
284
0415351634
9780415351638
N/A
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