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Explainer: what is the placebo effect and are doctors allowed to prescribe them?

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Abstract


  • Suppose you discovered that some past prescription a GP gave you was actually a placebo. The treatment made you feel better, but now you know that the perceived benefit was really a placebo effect. Would you be upset at the deception, or pleased the doctor had found a way to help you?

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Neil, D. A. (2016). Explainer: what is the placebo effect and are doctors allowed to prescribe them?. The Conversation, 23 February 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3307&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2299

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 23 February

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-the-placebo-effect-and-are-doctors-allowed-to-prescribe-them-55219?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20February%2024%202016%20-%204357&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20February%2024%202016%20-%204357+CID_3bb35686a725ed4c0ffb10645750302f&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Explainer%20what%20is%20the%20placebo%20effect%20and%20are%20doctors%20allowed%20to%20prescribe%20them

Abstract


  • Suppose you discovered that some past prescription a GP gave you was actually a placebo. The treatment made you feel better, but now you know that the perceived benefit was really a placebo effect. Would you be upset at the deception, or pleased the doctor had found a way to help you?

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Neil, D. A. (2016). Explainer: what is the placebo effect and are doctors allowed to prescribe them?. The Conversation, 23 February 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3307&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2299

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 23 February

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-the-placebo-effect-and-are-doctors-allowed-to-prescribe-them-55219?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20February%2024%202016%20-%204357&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20February%2024%202016%20-%204357+CID_3bb35686a725ed4c0ffb10645750302f&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Explainer%20what%20is%20the%20placebo%20effect%20and%20are%20doctors%20allowed%20to%20prescribe%20them