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Published: 29 August 2013

336 Pages | 18 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199985784

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The Healing Gods

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America

Candy Gunther Brown

  • Most books on CAM only ask whether CAM works. This books shows the importance of also asking why CAM is supposed to work--because unreflective experimentation with CAM can subtly change people's health and religion.
  • This book addresses health-care consumers, conventional medical doctors and allied health professionals, CAM providers, health-care policymakers, and courts (civil and constitutional).
  • This book should be of special interest to experts and educators in biomedical ethics, tort law (informed consent, negligence, battery; physician-patient relationship, fiduciary responsibility, abuse, manipulation; fraud, deception, misrepresentation, unfair business practices), and constitutional law (First Amendment establishment clause).