male nurses as more competent, males are also less passive and female doctors are less likely to play the
This is changing though, there is greater assertiveness by nurses, increased numbers of male nurses, and
growing number of female doctors.
E. Among the range of choices for medical care and advice is “alternative” medicine, which
is becoming increasingly difficult to define as it is increasingly used and accepted.
How does scientific evidence relate to the definition of alternative medicine?
alternative view of health on which “alternative medicine” is generally based.
alternative modern and alternative traditional approaches, providing an example of each.
Briefly summarize the causes and prevalence of the use of unconventional therapies in the
U.S. What appears to be the primary reasons people employ healing options other than
those offered by modern medicine?
Contrast the worldview of folk healers with biomedical
practitioners with respect to health. What primary benefits do folk healers appear to offer
to people who use their services?
According to Winnick, what have been the three responses of the medical
profession to CAM in the U.S.? Provide an example of each. According to
Freedman, up to what percentage of the published medical information that doctors
rely on is flawed? Discuss the causes of these errors. How might conflicts of
interest in medical journal publishing impact the health of the population?
Exclusionary: Non conventional (Allopathic)
Those practices explicitly used for the purpose of medical intervention, health promotion, or disease
prevention which are not routinely taught in the US medical school, nor routinely underwritten by third-party