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The drive for legitimation in Australian naturopathy: successes and dilemmas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16759776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Whereas naturopathic physicians have either "licensure" or state-mandated "registration" in 13 US states and four Canadian provinces, naturopaths in Australia have thus far failed to obtain "statutory registration" in any political jurisdiction, despite the fact that chiropractors and osteopaths have done so in all Australian states and territories, and acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners have done so in the state of Victoria. Ironically, naturopathy and various other complementary medical systems are taught in many public tertiary institutions. This essay presents an overview of the development and the current socio-political status of naturopathy in Australia and its redefinition in some contexts as "natural therapies" and "natural medicine" or even as the major component of complementary medicine. It also examines reasons why the Australian state has come to express an interest in naturopathy along with other complementary medical systems.
Authors:
Hans A Baer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-06-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-14     Completed Date:  2006-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1771-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Melbourne Carlton, Vic., Australia. hbaer@unimelb.edu.au <hbaer@unimelb.edu.au>
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Australia
Culture
Economic Competition
Humans
Licensure
Naturopathy / standards*
Politics
Professional Practice / standards*
Quality Assurance, Health Care

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