2013-01-10 11:03:08.651093-08 by Dan Lyke 0 comments
Last year, he and colleagues from several Harvard-affiliated hospitals created the Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS), headquartered at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centerthe only multidisciplinary institute dedicated solely to placebo study. Its a nod to changing attitudes in Western medicine, and a direct result of the small but growing group of researchers like Kaptchuk who study not if, but how, placebo effects work. Explanations for the phenomenon come from fields across the scientific mapclinical science, psychology, anthropology, biology, social economics, neuroscience. Disregarding the knowledge that placebo treatments can affect certain ailments, Kaptchuk says, is like ignoring a huge chunk of healthcare. As caregivers, we should be using every tool in the box.
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