The Resource Alternative Medicine : A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities, by Edzard Ernst, (electronic resource)

Alternative Medicine : A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities, by Edzard Ernst, (electronic resource)

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Alternative Medicine : A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities
Title
Alternative Medicine
Title remainder
A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities
Statement of responsibility
by Edzard Ernst
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alternative medicine (AM) is hugely popular; about 40% of the US general population have used at least one type of alternative treatment in the past year, and in Germany this figure is around 70%. The money spent on AM is considerable: the global market is expected to reach nearly US $ 200 billion by 2025, with most of these funds coming directly out of consumers’ pockets. The reasons for this popularity are complex, but misinformation is certainly a prominent factor. The media seem to have an insatiable appetite for the subject and often report uncritically on it. Misinformation about AM on the Internet (currently about 50 million websites are focused on AM) is much more the rule than the exception. Consumers are thus being bombarded with misinformation on AM, and they are ill-protected from such misinformation and therefore prone to making wrong, unwise or dangerous therapeutic decisions, endangering their health and wasting their money. This book is a reference text aimed at guiding consumers through the maze of AM. The concept of the book is straightforward. It has two main parts. The first, short section provides essential background on AM, explaining in simple terms what is (and what is not) good, reliable evidence, and addressing other relevant issues like, for instance, the placebo response, informed consent, integrative medicine, etc. The second and main part consists of 150 short chapters, topically grouped and each dedicated to one single alternative therapeutic or diagnostic method. In each of them, seven critical points are raised. These points relate to issues that are important for consumers’ decisions whether it is worth trying the method in question. Restricting the discussion to just seven points means that issues must be prioritized to those themes which are most relevant in the context of each given modality
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Ernst, Edzard
Dewey number
610
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Medicine
  • Alternative medicine
  • Psychology, clinical
  • Bioethics
  • Health economics
  • Popular Science in Medicine and Health
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Health Psychology
  • Bioethics
  • Health Economics
Label
Alternative Medicine : A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities, by Edzard Ernst, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why Evidence -- The Attractiveness of Alternative Medicine -- The Unattractiveness of Alternative Medicine -- Ethical Problems in Alternative Medicine -- Other Issues -- Diagnostic Techniques -- Medicines and Oral Treatments -- Physical Therapies -- Other Therapies -- Umbrella Terms
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 312 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030126018
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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10.1007/978-3-030-12601-8
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absent
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access
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remote
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  • (CKB)4100000008527406
  • (DE-He213)978-3-030-12601-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5806906
  • (EXLCZ)994100000008527406
Label
Alternative Medicine : A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities, by Edzard Ernst, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why Evidence -- The Attractiveness of Alternative Medicine -- The Unattractiveness of Alternative Medicine -- Ethical Problems in Alternative Medicine -- Other Issues -- Diagnostic Techniques -- Medicines and Oral Treatments -- Physical Therapies -- Other Therapies -- Umbrella Terms
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 312 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030126018
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-12601-8
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000008527406
  • (DE-He213)978-3-030-12601-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5806906
  • (EXLCZ)994100000008527406

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