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dc.creatorKottow, Michael H.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:30:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:30:23Zen
dc.date.created1992-03en
dc.date.issued1992-03en
dc.identifier10.1136/jme.19.1.51en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics. 1992 Mar; 18(1): 18-22.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Classical+Medicine+V+Alternative+Medical+Practices&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics.++&volume=18&issue=1&pages=18-22&date=1992&au=Kottow,+Michael+H.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.19.1.51en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/736054en
dc.description.abstractClassical medicine operates in a climate of rational discourse, scientific knowledge accretion and the acceptance of ethical standards that regulate its activities. Criticism has centred on the excessive technological emphasis of modern medicine and on its social strategy aimed at defending exclusiveness and the privileges of professional status. Alternative therapeutic approaches have taken advantage of the eroded public image of medicine, offering treatments based on holistic philosophies that stress the non-rational, non-technical and non-scientific approach to the unwell, disregarding traditional diagnostic categories and concentrating on enhancing subjective comfort and well-being, but remaining oblivious to the organic substrate of disease. This leads to questionable ethics in terms of false hopes and lost opportunities for effective therapy.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/36626en
dc.subjectAlternative Therapiesen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectProfessional Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectResource Allocationen
dc.subjectScienceen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectSociology of Medicineen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.titleClassical Medicine v. Alternative Medical Practicesen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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