Medical Misinformation and Social Harm in Non Science Based Health Practices

With this volume, we aim to reconcile different scientific understandings of these practices, synthesising a variety of empirical, theoretical and interpretative approaches, and exploring the challenges, implications and potential remedies ...

Medical Misinformation and Social Harm in Non Science Based Health Practices

Fraudulent, harmful, or at best useless pharmaceutical and therapeutic approaches developed outside science-based medicine have boomed in recent years, especially due to the commercialisation of cyberspace. The latter has played a fundamental role in the rise of false ‘health experts’, and in the creation of filter bubbles and echo chambers that have contributed to the formation of highly polarised debates on non-science-based health practices—online as well as offline. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this edited book brings together contributions of international academics and practitioners from criminology, digital sociology, health psychology, medicine, law, physics, and journalism, where they critically analyse different types of non-science-based health approaches. With this volume, we aim to reconcile different scientific understandings of these practices, synthesising a variety of empirical, theoretical and interpretative approaches, and exploring the challenges, implications and potential remedies to the spread of dangerous and misleading health information. This edited book will offer some food for thought not only to students and academics in the social sciences, health psychology and medicine among other disciplines, but also to medical practitioners, science journalists, debunkers, policy makers and the general public, as they might all benefit from a greater awareness and critical knowledge of the harms caused by non-scientific health practices.

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Medical Misinformation and Social Harm in Non-Science Based Health Practices
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Anita Lavorgna, Anna Di Ronco
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Fraudulent, harmful, or at best useless pharmaceutical and therapeutic approaches developed outside science-based medicine have boomed in recent years, especially due to the commercialisation of cyberspace. The latter has played a fundamental role in the rise of false ‘health experts’, and in the creation of filter bubbles and echo chambers
Information Pollution as Social Harm
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Anita Lavorgna
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-30 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

By relying on a virtual ethnography approach carried out on Italian-speaking alternative lifestyle and counter-information online communities, this book shows how the nature of personal interactions online and the construction of both personal and group identities, are central to the creation and propagation of medical misinformation.
The Palgrave Handbook of Social Harm
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Pamela Davies, Paul Leighton, Tanya Wyatt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-09 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This handbook explores the concept of 'harm' in criminological scholarship and lays the foundation for a future zemiological agenda. 'Social harm' as a theoretical construct has become established as an alternative, broader lens through which to understand the causation and alleviation of widespread harm in society, thus moving beyond criminology
A Jurisprudence of the Body
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Chris Dietz, Mitchell Travis, Michael Thomson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-05 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book brings together a range of theoretical perspectives to consider fundamental questions of health law and the place of the body within it. Health, and more recently health law, has long been animated by discussions of particular bodies - whether they are disordered, diseased, or disabled - but each
Risk and Harm in Youth Sexting
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Emily Setty
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Routledge

It contextualises the findings in terms of the wider literature on youth sexting and the broader theoretical and conceptual debates about the phenomenon in public and academic spheres.