The Human Effect in Medicine: Theory, Research and Practice

The Human Effect in Medicine: Theory, Research and Practice

by Michael Dixon, Keiran Sweeney


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857753691
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/1992
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part One: The history of medical practice: a review. Challenging the current therapeutic perspective. Challenging the conventional history of clinical medicine. Uniqueness in clinical practice: reflections on suffering. Doctors and patients: the therapeutic relationship. Part Two: Placebo theory and research: the physical healer. Using the placebo effect. Why do placebos work? How does the palcebo effect work? How can the mind effect the body? Evidence from psychoneuroimmunology. How the physician healer works: three theories. Part Three: Theory into practice: how do we improve of effectiveness as physician healers? Theory into practice I. Theory into practice II. Theory into practice III. Summary and conclusions.

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