Examinando um poderoso efeito de cura através de uma lente cultural, e encontrando significado

Autores

  • Daniel Elis Moerman Universidade de Michigan-Dearborn
  • Matheus Cervo UFRGS

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21680/2446-5674.2022v9n16ID25760

Palavras-chave:

Efeito Placebo, Significado, Corpo

Resumo

Neste artigo, argumento que o "efeito placebo" não existe; placebos existem, mas eles são inertes, portanto não têm efeitos (é isso que "inerte" significa). No entanto, sabemos que muitas vezes acontecem coisas após a administração de placebo. Dentre as várias causas para tal mudança, atribuo alguns efeitos aos significados que os placebos transmitem aos participantes do evento médico - os médicos, enfermeiras, pacientes, família, comunidade, etc., do paciente. Chamo isso de "respostas significativas" e pesquiso aqui algumas das maneiras como elas ocorrem (com ou sem a presença de placebos). Em seguida, descrevo alguns estudos recentes que complicam dramaticamente a interpretação dos ensaios clínicos randomizados e nossos entendimentos que, talvez, sejam excessivamente simplistas acerca da natureza da eficácia médica.

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21-01-2022

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MOERMAN, D. E.; CERVO, M. Examinando um poderoso efeito de cura através de uma lente cultural, e encontrando significado. Equatorial – Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social, [S. l.], v. 9, n. 16, p. 1–23, 2022. DOI: 10.21680/2446-5674.2022v9n16ID25760. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufrn.br/equatorial/article/view/25760. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2022.