Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'

Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'

by Daniel E. Moerman
     
 

An innovative re-thinking of the placebo effect, first published in 2002, that opens up new ways of understanding the phenomenon.See more details below

Overview

An innovative re-thinking of the placebo effect, first published in 2002, that opens up new ways of understanding the phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521806305
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/09/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology Series, #9
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Pickle ash' and 'High blood'; Part I. The Meaning Response: 1. Healing and medical treatment; 2. The healing process; 3. Measurement and its ambiguities; 4. Doctors and patients; 5. Formal factors and the meaning response; 6. Knowledge and culture; illness and healing; Part II. Applications, Challenges and Opportunities: 7. Psychotherapy: placebo effect or meaning response?; 8. The neurobiology and cultural biology of pain; 9. 'More research is needed': the cases of 'adherence' and 'self-reported health'; 10. Other approaches: learning, expecting and conditioning; 11. Ethics, placebos and meaning; Part III. Meaning and Human Biology: 12. The extent (and limits) of meaning; 13. Conclusions: many claims, many issues.

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