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Power of Hope A Doctor's Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0300076320

ISBN-13: 9780300076325

Edition: 1999

Authors: Howard Spiro

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Description:

This study advocates a method of helping patients with a combination of alternative and mainstream medicine. Spiro encourages physicians to talk and listen to their patients, and to employ alternative approaches.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/10/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 5.16" wide x 8.43" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Placebo Drama
The Physician
Pills and Procedures
The Patient and the Disease: Pharmacology and Faith
What Placebos Can Do
Patients and Pain
Autonomy and Responsibility: Three Patients
Objections to Placebos
Alternative Medicine
Placebos, Alternative Medicine, and Healing
Why Doctors Don't Like Placebos
How Placebos May Work
The Patient-Physician Relationship: Loyalty as Guide
The Promise of the Placebo
Notes
Works Cited
Other References
Index