A. The science and art of diagnosing and treating disease or injury and maintaining health. The demanding, exciting and important field of medicine requires its practitioners to have a strong aptitude for science, the ability to make clear and precise observations, be able to work accurately under pressure, and be able to identify and analyse problems and develop practical solutions.
Western medicine is notably secular in name, officially indifferent to ideas of the supernatural or the spirit, and officially concentrated on the body and society to determine causes and cures, but throughout history religious organizations and institutions (especially with corporate or economic backing) have exerted considerable influence upon much Western Scientific medical development and practice).
That is why CASS is calling on members of both the public and the medical field to read the policy and comment on it. There is strong representation in the current comments of supporters of alternative medicine and we do not want all of the feedback to be pro-pseudoscience.
Many of the studies allegedly supporting the claims of alternative medicine are not controlled, double-blind peer-reviewed experiments, which is considered the gold standard in science and modern medicine (but they are also often not paid for and controlled by for-profit companies, which occurs throughout Western Scientific Medicine).
Kind of reminds me of a girl in my year (no doubt one of ella’s type 1 – good people) who after performing the rectal exam on very possibly the grossest old man I had ever seen (who farted prior) turned around later and told everyone what a ‘rewarding and educational’ experience it was.