Diagnosis

Diagnosis
Author: Pat Croskerry,Karen Cosby,Mark L. Graber,Hardeep Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 135165019X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnosis Book Excerpt:

Despite diagnosis being the key feature of a physician's clinical performance, this is the first book that deals specifically with the topic. In recent years, however, considerable interest has been shown in this area and significant developments have occurred in two main areas: a) an awareness and increasing understanding of the critical role of clinical decision making in the process of diagnosis, and of the multiple factors that impact it, and b) a similar appreciation of the role of the healthcare system in supporting clinicians in their efforts to make accurate diagnoses. Although medicine has seen major gains in knowledge and technology over the last few decades, there is a consensus that the diagnostic failure rate remains in the order of 10-15%. This book provides an overview of the major issues in this area, in particular focusing on where the diagnostic process fails, and where improvements might be made.

Healing Hype or Harm

Healing  Hype or Harm
Author: Edzard Ernst
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN: 1845407113
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Hype or Harm Book Excerpt:

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.

The Cure for Everything

The Cure for Everything
Author: Timothy Caulfield
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN: 0807022071
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cure for Everything Book Excerpt:

A bold look at how commercial agendas distort the real science behind health and fitness studies and misinform the public about how to live a healthy life. Researcher Timothy Caulfield talks with experts in medicine, pharmaceuticals, health and fitness, and even tries out many of the health fads himself, in order to test their scientific validity, dispel the myths, and illuminate the path to better health.

The Future of Metaphysical Religion in America

The Future of Metaphysical Religion in America
Author: Mark Silk,Christopher White
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 3030799034
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Metaphysical Religion in America Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays by leading scholars explores the present, dynamic state of metaphysical religion in America. It includes chapters that: put survey data on this growing group in context; clarify definitional issues in the study of spirituality in general and metaphysical spirituality in particular; and assess the networks, conferences, rituals, festivals, retreat centers and periodicals recently developed by metaphysicals. The contributors discuss characteristic practices of mental healing and meditation, and show the reach of metaphysical ideas into public spaces and popular media cultures. One particular chapter also addresses the growing controversy over the legitimacy of metaphysical individuals and movements that appropriate elements of Native American and Asian religious beliefs and practices to enrich or sustain their own practice. This rich collection appeals to students, researchers, professionals and the layperson interested in knowing more about the history and more importantly the direction that American metaphysical religion is taking.

Essentials of Law Ethics and Professional Issues in CAM E Book

Essentials of Law  Ethics  and Professional Issues in CAM   E Book
Author: Julie Zetler,Rodney Bonello
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11-03
ISBN: 0729579700
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Law Ethics and Professional Issues in CAM E Book Book Excerpt:

A pioneering local textbook covering curriculum requirements for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. Legal, ethical, and professional practice issues are essential curriculum components of all Complementary and Alternative Medicine courses. Statutory bodies, professional associations, educational institutions and accreditation authorities require the incorporation of such content into CAM study. This has created the need for a definitive guide written specifically for Australian students according to CAM curriculum requirements. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is the only local textbook which deals comprehensively with legal, ethical and professional practice issues for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. This timely medical text takes a multidisciplinary approach, and is written by authors who are both academics and practitioners, with contributing authors for individual CAM modalities. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is ideal for students, trainees and even practitioners in various modalities, including naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, osteopathy, chiropractic and western herbal medicine. presents a combined solution for professional practice courses which cover legal, ethical and professional practice considerations is the only local book to address these issues for modalities considered by COAG for regulation and registration designed to meet the needs of CAM students at Diploma, Bachelor and Coursework Masters levels case studies, alert boxes, tips and explanations contained throughout includes integrative practice considerations

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Medicine and Health

The Routledge Handbook of Religion  Medicine  and Health
Author: Dorothea Lüddeckens,Philipp Hetmanczyk,Pamela E. Klassen,Justin B. Stein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2021-11-24
ISBN: 1000464326
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Medicine and Health Book Excerpt:

The relationships between religion, spirituality, health, biomedical institutions, complementary, and alternative healing systems are widely discussed today. While many of these debates revolve around the biomedical legitimacy of religious modes of healing, the market for them continues to grow. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty-five chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into five parts: Healing practices with religious roots and frames Religious actors in and around the medical field Organizing infrastructures of religion and medicine: pluralism and competition Boundary-making between religion and medicine Religion and epidemics Within these sections, central issues, debates and problems are examined, including health and healing, religiosity, spirituality, biomedicine, medicalization, complementary medicine, medical therapy, efficacy, agency, and the nexus of body, mind, and spirit. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as sociology, anthropology, and medicine.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine
Author: Miriam Solomon,Jeremy R. Simon,Harold Kincaid
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 131751985X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine is a comprehensive guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It examines traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled trial, the biopsychosocial model, explanation, clinical judgment and phenomenology of medicine and emerging topics, such as philosophy of epidemiology, measuring harms, the concept of disability, nursing perspectives, race and gender, the metaphysics of Chinese medicine, and narrative medicine. Each of the 48 chapters is written especially for this volume and with a student audience in mind. For pedagogy and clarity, each chapter contains an extended example illustrating the ideas discussed. This text is intended for use as a reference for students in courses in philosophy of medicine and philosophy of science, and pairs well with The Routledge Companion to Bioethics for use in medical humanities and social science courses.

The Meaning Management Challenge Making Sense of Health Illness and Disease

The Meaning Management Challenge  Making Sense of Health  Illness and Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 1848880235
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning Management Challenge Making Sense of Health Illness and Disease Book Excerpt:

The chapters in this collection, representing the multidisciplinary character of the conference, provide a careful exposition on health, illness, and disease from disciplines that are sometimes neglected or dismissed by so-called pure science or medical research.

Denialism

Denialism
Author: Michael Specter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN: 1101151021
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Denialism Book Excerpt:

In this provocative and headline-making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet. In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before. For centuries, the general view had been that science is neither good nor bad—that it merely supplies information and that new information is always beneficial. Now, science is viewed as a political constituency that isn’t always in our best interest. We live in a world where the leaders of African nations prefer to let their citizens starve to death rather than import genetically modified grains. Childhood vaccines have proven to be the most effective public health measure in history, yet people march on Washington to protest their use. In the United States a growing series of studies show that dietary supplements and “natural” cures have almost no value, and often cause harm. We still spend billions of dollars on them. In hundreds of the best universities in the world, laboratories are anonymous, unmarked, and surrounded by platoons of security guards—such is the opposition to any research that includes experiments with animals. And pharmaceutical companies that just forty years ago were perhaps the most visible symbol of our remarkable advance against disease have increasingly been seen as callous corporations propelled solely by avarice and greed. As Michael Specter sees it, this amounts to a war against progress. The issues may be complex but the choices are not: Are we going to continue to embrace new technologies, along with acknowledging their limitations and threats, or are we ready to slink back into an era of magical thinking? In Denialism, Specter makes an argument for a new Enlightenment, the revival of an approach to the physical world that was stunningly effective for hundreds of years: What can be understood and reliably repeated by experiment is what nature regarded as true. Now, at the time of mankind’s greatest scientific advances—and our greatest need for them—that deal must be renewed.

Testing Treatments

Testing Treatments
Author: Imogen Evans,Hazel Thornton,Iain Chalmers,Paul Glasziou
Publsiher: Pinter & Martin Publishers
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1905177488
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testing Treatments Book Excerpt:

This work provides a thought-provoking account of how medical treatments can be tested with unbiased or 'fair' trials and explains how patients can work with doctors to achieve this vital goal. It spans the gamut of therapy from mastectomy to thalidomide and explores a vast range of case studies.

Health Wellness

Health   Wellness
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 799
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1449636489
Category: Alternative medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness
Author: Gordon Edlin,Eric Golanty
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1449636470
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vibrational Energy Medicine

Vibrational Energy Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: PediaPress
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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When Doctors Kill

When Doctors Kill
Author: Joshua A. Perper,Stephen J. Cina
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2010-08-12
ISBN: 1441913718
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Doctors Kill Book Excerpt:

It would come as no surprise that many readers may be shocked and intrigued by the title of our book. Some (especially our medical colleagues) may wonder why it is even worthwhile to raise the issue of killing by doctors. Killing is clearly an- thetical to the Art and Science of Medicine, which is geared toward easing pain and suffering and to saving lives rather than smothering them. Doctors should be a source of comfort rather than a cause for alarm. Nevertheless, although they often don’t want to admit it, doctors are people too. Physicians have the same genetic library of both endearing qualities and character defects as the rest of us but their vocation places them in a position to intimately interject themselves into the lives of other people. In most cases, fortunately, the positive traits are dominant and doctors do more good than harm. While physicists and mathematicians paved the road to the stars and deciphered the mysteries of the atom, they simultaneously unleashed destructive powers that may one day bring about the annihilation of our planet. Concurrently, doctors and allied scientists have delved into the deep secrets of the body and mind, mastering the anatomy and physiology of the human body, even mapping the very molecules that make us who we are. But make no mistake, a person is not simply an elegant b- logical machine to be marveled at then dissected.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Alternative medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Canadian Periodical Index

Canadian Periodical Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canadian periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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