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Western scientific paradigm summarization

Briefly summarize and critique the Western scientific paradigm, which should addresses the questions that appear below:

1. What is the Western scientific paradigm, and what are its implications for health care in the U.S.?

2. What are some the problems associated with applying this paradigm in a culturally diverse society, such as the U.S.?

3. What alternatives to the Western paradigm have been proposed, and how might these be applied to a specific cultural group?

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A proven pattern of forming a hypothesis, performing controlled testing of the hypothesis and then reviewing, analyzing, interpreting and reporting the results is the foundation of the Western scientific paradigm. As it applies to healthcare, treatments that have endured the pattern of testing and provided positive results in terms of statistical efficacy and efficiency, as opposed to those of a control or placebo group, are the treatments in use. If any given treatment is somewhat effective and/or beneficial but not classified as statistically significant, the ...

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A proven pattern of forming a hypothesis, performing controlled testing of the hypothesis and then reviewing, analyzing, interpreting and reporting the results is the foundation of the Western scientific paradigm.

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