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Borderland Practices: Regulating Alternative Therapies in New Ze
Every day thousands of New Zealanders consume an array of vitamin pills or visit alternative therapists of one kind or another. Doctors themselves may prescribe or administer 'alternative' remedies such as St John's Wort or acupuncture. What is going on in primary health care? This book examines the changing nature of 'orthodox' and 'alternative' practice. The author looks at recent medical history from a social scientist's perspective and asks how primary health care can be regulated when the boundaries between what is orthodox and what is alternative are continually shifting. Modern societies regulate medical care to maintain patient safety, but where there has been regulation there has also been limitation. Medical practice has become more standardised and controlled, and some therapeutic practices have been deemed acceptable while others have not.

IBSN:9781877276521
Paperback
# Pages: 176

IBSN:9781877276521
Paperback
# Pages: 176

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