By Tom Heller, Geraldine Lee-Treweek, Jeanne Katz, Julie Stone, Sue Spurr
This ebook explores the hard concerns linked to complementary and replacement medication within the context of the social, political and cultural affects that form people's health.
Divided basically into 3 sections, this book:
- sets out the final context of social switch, intake and debate round the upward thrust of public curiosity in CAM
- argues for and opposed to assorted classifications of CAM
- critically assesses the significance of ethics and values to CAM perform and the way those tell what practitioners do
- focuses at the query of what humans wish, the altering and contested nature of wellbeing and fitness, and the character of non-public and social components linked to using CAM, resulting in a spotlight on 'therapeutic relationships'
- examines the variety of settings during which CAM occurs and the social, political and fiscal milieu during which CAM is equipped and used.
Together with its accompanying textual content, Complementary and replacement drugs: buildings and Safeguards, it types the center textual content for the Open collage direction K221 views on Complementary and substitute Medicine.
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However, along with choice, people also need information if they are to be fully informed consumers of these services. In a field of 200-plus modalities (Stone, 2002), in many cases understandings of CAM are led by assumptions that can result in overestimating or underestimating a particular CAM, and viewing it with suspicion or open acceptance. Your own assumptions are important in critically examining the issues raised in this book and the modern-day experience of being a user of CAM. KEY POINTS ■ The key features of CAM are very difficult to pin down.
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A range of issues confines these choices, including cost and the individual’s or family’s financial situation, access, knowledge of the availability of treatments, and people’s ideas about their health and illness. However, another important issue is whether individuals see their health as ‘worth’ spending money and time on. In a sense, people prioritise health along with other aspects of their lives. People may also prioritise within health. A good example of this is a person who goes to a pharmacy with a prescription which has several items on it.