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Complementary medicine: What do social scientists think?

Health Services Management Centre
Alumni, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Thursday 12th November 2015 (13:00-17:00)
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For registration enquiries, please email Marie Crook ( with your name, any affiliations (e.g. organisation), and any access requirements.

For further details or questions about the event, please email Dr Nicola Gale (

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This workshop will focus on the unique perspectives that social scientists have to offer the controversial public, policy and media debates on whether complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are a ‘valuable’ or a ‘pointless’ addition to our healthcare system. There will be a series of short presentations by contributors and then space and time for the audience to address questions such as: - what role does social science have to play in evidence-based medicine? - who gets to decide whether CAM ‘works’ or not? - is there a role for ‘integrating’ CAM with conventional medicine?


Health Services Management Centre
40 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham
B15 2RT.

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