Studenci medycyny wobec alternatywnych sposobów leczenia
Medical students and alternative methods of medical treatment
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Academic medicine and unconventional methods of medical treatment are the two worlds representing two kinds of distinet symbolic universes. This paper presents the results of seventeen "open" interviews, the informants being the last year medical students. The research aimed at grasping the picture of unconventional techniques of medical treatment functioning in consciousness of a prospective doctor, as well as describing cognitive schemes and various attitudes towards the alternative universe. Sparse data does not give us sufficient grounds to draw general conclusions it allows, however, to formulate some interesting hypotheses on relations between types of cognitive schemes and types of attitudes, and also relations between the "strength" of confidence in the developments of the academic medicine and positive or negative response of informants towards techniques of the alternative medicine.
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