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The problem of complementary and alternative medicine use today: eyes half closed?

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Commentators such as Goldacre, Dawkins, and Singh and Ernst are worried that the rise in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) represents a flight from science propagated by enemies of reason. We outline what kind of problem CAM use is for these commentators, and find that users of CAM have been constituted as duped, ignorant, irrational, or immoral in explaining CAM use. However, this form of problematization can be described as a flight from social science. We explore CAM use in ligh...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1049732313518977

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Qualitative health research Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
114-123
Publication date:
2014-01-09
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EISSN:
1552-7557
ISSN:
1049-7323
Language:
English
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pubs:487172
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uuid:614881b1-2307-4af0-964a-1def8e57ef3f
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487172
Deposit date:
2014-11-02

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