The rise and rise of complementary and alternative medicine: a sociological perspective

@article{Coulter2004TheRA,
  title={The rise and rise of complementary and alternative medicine: a sociological perspective},
  author={I. Coulter and Evan Willis},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2004},
  volume={180}
}
  • I. Coulter, Evan Willis
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
  • Major reasons for the growth in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), in Australia and elsewhere, are general societal changes rather than specific reasons internal to medicine. There are problems of definition of CAM, as well as the extent to which CAM modalities can be considered a unified paradigm. The general changes examined include the consumer and green movements, as well as postmodernism. The movement surrounding evidence‐based healthcare may provide some answers, but… CONTINUE READING
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