Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E-Book

Churchill Livingstone (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 24. Oktober 2011
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  • 256 Seiten
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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems.

 Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions:

•What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices?

•What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation?

• What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems?

• What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?

  • Englisch
  • London
Elsevier Health Sciences
  • 13,08 MB
978-0-7020-4836-4 (9780702048364)
0702048364 (0702048364)
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  • Front Cover
  • Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Biographies of lead authors
  • Vignette writers
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Defining best practice or cultivating best practitioners
  • Two perspectives on EBM, best practice, and their encounter with Chinese medicine
  • Pursuing effective action in Chinese medicine
  • Framing problems: from the simple to the complex
  • Chinese medical modernization revisited: six theses
  • Outlook and conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Pulse-touching: qualities and the best practitioner
  • Pulse conditions as qualisigns
  • Practice and infinity
  • Cases and values
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Multiple enactments of Chinese medicine
  • Researching as a practitioner
  • Method
  • Results
  • Enactment One: modern, independent and equal
  • Enactment Two: classical wisdom
  • Enactment Three: biomedicine - the facts
  • Enactment Four: Chinese medicine - the grand narrative
  • Enactment Five: Chinese medicine - a way of being
  • Enactment Six: pragmatic combiners
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Standardization and its discontents: four snapshots in the life of language in Chinese medicine
  • Snapshot One: Tokyo, Japan, 2005
  • Snapshot Two: Phoenix, Arizona, 2006
  • Snapshot Three: Beijing, China, 1997
  • Snapshot Four: Los Angeles, 2006
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 6: International standardization of East Asian medicine: the quest for modernization
  • Historical perspective
  • So what do we mean by a standard?
  • Forces driving standardization
  • Advantages of standardization
  • Issues for developing standards
  • Further developments
  • References
  • Chapter 7: St andardizing tongue diagnosis with image processing technology: essential tension between authenticity and innovation**
  • Tongue Image vs Tongue Perception
  • Reconnecting with history
  • Mappings of the tongue
  • Creation of values
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Introduction
  • The history of the randomized controlled trial and the role of placebo
  • Randomized controlled trials: what is the controversy about?
  • Examples from acupuncture research for explanatory and pragmatic trials
  • Explanatory versus pragmatic trials: strengths and limitations
  • Decision-making based on acupuncture trials in the United Kingdom
  • Decision making based on acupuncture trials in Germany
  • Comment of political aspects of decision making in both countries
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Const ructing an evidence base for East Asian medicines
  • Evidence-based medicine (EBM) in context
  • Gathering evidence in East Asian medicines
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Observational studies
  • Case studies
  • n-of-1 studies
  • Case series
  • Qualitative research
  • Defining the research question
  • A research strategy for East Asian medical practices
  • A proposal
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Treatment evaluation: an anthropologist's approach
  • Recent medical anthropological research on treatment evaluation
  • The phenomenological approach to treatment evaluation
  • Feeling lighter
  • Treatment evaluation from the viewpoint of 'homo ritualis'
  • The processual aspects of ritual and medical treatment
  • 'GENERATING SYNCHRONICITY' as a body technique in medicoreligious practices
  • Future research
  • Acknowledgement
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Endangered practices: challenging the discourse of healthcare integration
  • Introduction
  • 'Traditional medicine'
  • A historically inconsistent term
  • 'Traditional' as a representation of invented traditions
  • Beyond medical pluralism: unbinding the conceptually bound
  • That swamp called 'trad med':
  • The problem with the concept of 'traditional medicine' in the Philippine context
  • Integration
  • Defining integration as an historical and political process
  • TCM is not Chinese medicine: a basic misunderstanding in the WHO model of integration
  • Chairman Mao and the Rockefeller Foundation
  • How TCM was won: a model for forced healthcare integration
  • A problematic classificatory system of integration
  • Poor theoretical models don't easily die: The WHO adaptation of this classificatory system
  • Integration as a discourse of assumed beneficence
  • Standardization: the heart of integration
  • Contextualizing medical standardization
  • The issues of standardizing healthcare practices in the Philippines
  • Conclusion: The context-dependence of integration
  • Integration by and for whom?
  • Global integration policy: one size does not fit all
  • The third dimension: 'external' versus 'internal' Integration
  • The question of how to 'do' integration: 'done to', 'done with', or not done?
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Bran ding Indian aromatherapy: differentiation through transnational networks
  • A business for the 'metrospirituals'
  • Molecules, holism and the global
  • The Indian-ness of aromas
  • The therapists' appearance and behavior
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 13: The Cuban Chinese medical revolution
  • Sketching the context
  • Chinese medicine in Cuba
  • Case history: a visit to Faustino Perez Hospital, Matanzas
  • The evidence mosaic
  • Authenticity
  • Art of Chinese medicine
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Redescribing biomedicine: toward the integration of East Asian medicine into contemporary healthcare
  • References

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