Social representations (SR) have always been a fundamental concept for psychology (Moscovici, 1973). This qualitative study uses the concept of SR, applied to the Health's field; the aim is to analyze the SR of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for cancer in students of Health Sciences, using the methodology of thematic analysis. Results indicate that the SR of CAM have been developed based on many different elements, but where prevails an objectification and anchoring of CAM on what is common and familiar, rather than based on scientific knowledge. This to reflect on the training of future professionals and their practices in curing cancer.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Qualitative study about the meanings of complementary and alternative medicine for cancer in students of health sciences
|Published - Jan 1 2018
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