More Balint, Less EbM

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2012.00113-00117

Konzeptionelle Analyse und Vorschlag zum hausärztlichen Umgang mit komplementärer und alternativer Medizin (CAM)

german translation / full article

Martin Konitzer

Keywords: CAM Placebo Balint EBM Family Practice

A Way How to Deal with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Family Practice: a Conceptual Analysis

Summary: Balint’s Placebo is showing an approach towards the problem that the use of CAM in family practices is not only following wishes of patients and – because of mostly negative studies – has not to be in contradiction to evidence based medicine. This paper proposes an extension of Balints placebo-concept by presenting ideas of Justinus Kerner from the 19th century and from von Uexküll from the end of the last century. The proposal includes a general attitude towards CAM daily practice as well as a perspective for CAM-research in family medicine.

(State: 19.03.2012)

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