Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Professionals

By reading this text, students will become astute at distinguishing among those traditional and CAM health practices that are helpful, those that have been scientifically tested, and those that may offer no benefit.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Professionals

Highly researched and referenced, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Health Professionals: A Holistic Approach to Consumer Health educates students about the many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities that are available, in addition to the more traditional methods that exist. Early chapters provide an overview of both traditional and alternative medicine, scientific method and steps in scientific research, and look at the cost of health care in the U.S. Later chapters introduce students to integrative medicine and provide a thorough overview of CAM practices employed today. Topics that are covered include acupuncture, meditation, herbals and aromatherapy. By reading this text, students will become astute at distinguishing among those traditional and CAM health practices that are helpful, those that have been scientifically tested, and those that may offer no benefit. Case studies throughout the text give students an opportunity to apply material and ideas to real life situations.

A Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

With entries grouped under therapies, the guide provides easy access to many unfamiliar terms therefore providing an excellent resource for improving communication about CAM with patients.

A Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

A-Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a pocket-size quick reference of CAM, allowing conventional and complementary health practitioners to ascertain: - what the CAM intervention is - what it does - contraindications, precautions and interactions. With entries grouped under therapies, the guide provides easy access to many unfamiliar terms therefore providing an excellent resource for improving communication about CAM with patients. Contains approximately 3500 entries Grouped by therapy Includes information on contraindications, precautions and interactions Pocket size for convenience and portability Attractive design and durable flexi cover

ABC of Complementary Medicine

Taking an independent standpoint, neither promoting nor disparaging complementary therapies, this second edition includes the latest information on efficacy of treatments and provides a new emphasis on patient management.

ABC of Complementary Medicine

This revised and updated edition of the ABC of ComplementaryMedicine offers an authoritative introduction to complementarytherapies. Taking an independent standpoint, neither promoting nor disparagingcomplementary therapies, this second edition includes the latestinformation on efficacy of treatments and provides a new emphasison patient management. The ABC of Complementary Medicine is aninvaluable guide to any doctor who encounters complementarymedicine in clinical practice.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This text brings together for the first time a wide range of leading North American and European social scientists to identify who uses CAM, why they use it, and how they find out about it.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The rapid growth of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) demands that the public, the medical world, social scientists, the media, and governments pay attention. People are questioning the limits of what modern medicine can accomplish and seeking additional ways to manage their health. While many are enthusiastically adopting complementary and alternative forms of medicine, others are more sceptical. Physicians' attitudes are in transition, and governments are pondering where this increasingly important phenomenon fits into the health care system. The challenge is to keep pace with the changing ways that people view health and illness, take reposibility for themselves, and incorporate CAM into their health care. This text brings together for the first time a wide range of leading North American and European social scientists to identify who uses CAM, why they use it, and how they find out about it. Presenting research from psychology, sociology, anthropology and public health, they alert us to the current context of CAM use and provide new models and techniques for understanding its future place in health care.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This book examines how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) – as knowledge, philosophy and practice – is constituted by, and transformed through, broader social developments.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This book examines how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) – as knowledge, philosophy and practice – is constituted by, and transformed through, broader social developments. Shifting the sociological focus away from CAM as a stable entity that elicits perceptions and experiences, chapters explore the forms that CAM takes in different settings, how global social transformations elicit varieties of CAM, and how CAM philosophies and practices are co-produced in the context of social change. Through engagement with frameworks from Science and Technology Studies (STS), CAM is reconceptualised as a set of practices and knowledge-making processes, and opened up to new forms of analysis. Part 1 of the book explores how and why boundaries within CAM and between CAM and other health practices, are being constructed, challenged and changed. Part 2 asks how CAM as material practice is shaped by politics and regulation in a range of national settings. Part 3 examines how evidence is being produced and used in CAM research and practice. Including studies of CAM in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, and North and South America, the volume will appeal to postgraduate students, researchers and health practitioners.

Complementary Alternative and Integrative Health

Emphasizing the student as a future health professional, this book includes case studies, examples, questions, and discussion problems that underscore the role of health educators in educating consumers about CAIH practices.

Complementary  Alternative  and Integrative Health

Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective provides a critical analysis of non-allopathic healing practices, including their uses, limitations, and scientific basis. The evidence-based discussion explores complementary, alternative, and integrative health (CAIH) across various cultural and ethnic groups both in the U.S. and internationally, to give you a greater understanding of the different modalities—including a literature-backed examination of proven methods and questionable practices within a cross-cultural framework. Each chapter highlights the scientific analysis of the practices relevant to each group, and guides you toward independent analysis of the risks and benefits of the practices discussed. Emphasizing the student as a future health professional, this book includes case studies, examples, questions, and discussion problems that underscore the role of health educators in educating consumers about CAIH practices.

The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Stepping back from the immediate demands of policy-making, this book creates a complex and informative picture of the different social forces at play in the integration of CAM with orthodox medicine.

The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Stepping back from the immediate demands of policy-making, this book creates a complex and informative picture of the different social forces at play in the integration of CAM with orthodox medicine.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The unique approach in this book provides the historical background of alternative healing systems, in addition to the most up-to-date information on scientific research, plus basic clinical applications.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The unique approach in this book provides the historical background of alternative healing systems, in addition to the most up-to-date information on scientific research, plus basic clinical applications. Intended as an introduction to the topic of alternative medicine, this book has become a standard among medical and health-care professionals.

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book

Learning about CAM concepts and methods is becoming an increasingly important component of both medical school ... of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Springhouse 1999); Price and Price, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, ...

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information Source Book

Noted health information expert Alan Rees organizes the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information resources in this new guide for librarians and patients. The book is divided into twelve sections beginning with an overview of CAM terminology, safety concerns, ongoing research and education, and the movement towards integrative medicine. "Best of" lists of books, magazines, newsletters, CD-ROMs, and professional publications are augmented with contact information for several hundred CAM associations and professional groups, an extensive section on the Internet as a source of CAM-related information, and reviews of 355 popular books on CAM.

Evidence Based Practice Across the Health Professions

with breast cancer making decisions about complementary and alternative medicine. The results have been interpreted appropriately as they have been used to inform the researchers of the experiences and perceptions of health ...

Evidence Based Practice Across the Health Professions

Provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and understand the implications of evidence-based practice within a healthcare environment. Hoffmann and Bennett, University of Queensland; Del Mar, Bond University, Australia.

A Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine A GUIDE FOR HEALTH Professional A-Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides a pocket-sized quick reference of CAM, allowing conventional and complementary health practitioners to ...

A Z of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

A-Z listing of subjects relevant to CAM including the following areas: Aromatherapy Ayurveda Bach Flower Remedies Chiropractic Hypnosis Hydrotherapy Homeopathy Massage Medical Herbalism Osteopathy Nutrition Reflexology Reiki TCM and Oriental Medicine (including shiatsu) Yoga.

Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an essential resource for anyone contemplating a career in CAM or already working in the field.

Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Based on 27 interviews with leading experts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers valuable insights and advice on a variety of CAM modalities, including acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, and herbal medicine. Each contributor identifies and answers the most commonly asked questions in their particular CAM specialty, including questions on practice, education, and research issues, and provides readers with important tools for identifying evidence-based practice that can form research questions for future CAM studies. Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an essential resource for anyone contemplating a career in CAM or already working in the field.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States identifies an urgent need for health systems research that focuses on identifying the elements of these models, the outcomes of care delivered in these models, and whether these ...

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States

Integration of complementary and alternative medicine therapies (CAM) with conventional medicine is occurring in hospitals and physicians offices, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are covering CAM therapies, insurance coverage for CAM is increasing, and integrative medicine centers and clinics are being established, many with close ties to medical schools and teaching hospitals. In determining what care to provide, the goal should be comprehensive care that uses the best scientific evidence available regarding benefits and harm, encourages a focus on healing, recognizes the importance of compassion and caring, emphasizes the centrality of relationship-based care, encourages patients to share in decision making about therapeutic options, and promotes choices in care that can include complementary therapies where appropriate. Numerous approaches to delivering integrative medicine have evolved. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States identifies an urgent need for health systems research that focuses on identifying the elements of these models, the outcomes of care delivered in these models, and whether these models are cost-effective when compared to conventional practice settings. It outlines areas of research in convention and CAM therapies, ways of integrating these therapies, development of curriculum that provides further education to health professionals, and an amendment of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to improve quality, accurate labeling, research into use of supplements, incentives for privately funded research into their efficacy, and consumer protection against all potential hazards.

Complementary Medicine

This volume provides a balanced and even-handed review of the evidence and assesses the claims of both advocates and critics of complementary medicine.

Complementary Medicine

This volume provides a balanced and even-handed review of the evidence and assesses the claims of both advocates and critics of complementary medicine. It draws the empirical literature together and examines the effectiveness of complementary medicine for both patients and practitioners by providing an overview of the major alternative therapies, together with their methods and philosophies; explaining the appeal of complementary medicine to patients; investigating its relationship with the medical profession; analysing methods of evaluation and the role of placebo effects; reviewing the evidence for each of the major therapies; and seeking out a research agenda for the future.

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This book explores the challenging issues associated with complementary and alternative medicine in the context of the social, political and cultural influences that shape people's health.

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This book explores the challenging issues associated with complementary and alternative medicine in the context of the social, political and cultural influences that shape people's health. Divided clearly into three sections, this book: sets out the general context of social change, consumption and debate around the rise of public interest in CAM argues for and against different classifications of CAM critically assesses the importance of ethics and values to CAM practice and how these inform what practitioners do focuses on the question of what people want, the changing and contested nature of health, and the nature of personal and social factors associated with the use of CAM, leading to a focus on 'therapeutic relationships' examines the diversity of settings in which CAM takes place and the social, political and economic milieu in which CAM is provided and used. Together with its accompanying text, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Structures and Safeguards, it forms the core text for the Open University course K221 Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Consumer Health Integrative Medicine

Consumer Health and Integrative Medicine: Holistic View of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices, Second Edition was written to expand upon the many alternative modalities that many other consumer health texts overlook.

Consumer Health   Integrative Medicine

Today, being a health consumer encompasses more than being knowledgeable about traditional medicine and health practice but also includes the necessity to be well informed about the expading field of complementary and alternative medicine. Consumer Health and Integrative Medicine: Holistic View of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices, Second Edition was written to expand upon the many alternative modalities that many other consumer health texts overlook. It includes chapters on the major alternative medicine systems and healing modalities, including Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy, homeopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, massage, reflexology, and herbals or botanicals. The authors mission is to increase reader's knowledge base, not make up their mind, as we all make better choices related to our own personal health care practices when we are informed consumers.

Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine in the Community

This breakthrough guide offers social workers and community practitioners a bold new approach to complementary medicine—working with resources in the community instead of relying solely on integrating with traditional healthcare systems.

Complementary  Alternative  and Integrative Medicine in the Community

This breakthrough guide offers social workers and community practitioners a bold new approach to complementary medicine—working with resources in the community instead of relying solely on integrating with traditional healthcare systems. Its framework is organized to expand community health services, with emphasis on locally-based social workers, nurses, and other trained community practitioners providing mind/body therapies, self-care coaching, and general wellness programs, as well as modality-based approaches. A wide array of healing modalities is featured, including yoga, meditation/mindfulness, hypnosis, biofeedback, qi gong, acupuncture, ayurveda and curanderismo with robust data and evidence for the merits of each. This model carries abundant opportunities for meshing complementary approaches with mainstream healthcare and extending continuity of care into the community for local clinicians to engage with individual clients, groups, and community resources. Included in the coverage: Social, cultural and economic factors, folk medicines, and home remedies. Scientific foundations of community consciousness. Agriculture, food, diet, nutrition, and hydration. Mindfulness interventions as community and in community. Consciousness-based community health and education Challenges for integration of CAM in the community. The innovative strategy set out in Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine in the Community gives social workers, psychotherapists and counselors, complementary and alternative medicine professionals, public health professionals, and health psychologists a palette of innovative ideas and effective approaches as diverse and exciting as the communities they serve.

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Through these two volumes, a global picture of the development of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine becomes evident, revealing people's belief in and dependence on different traditional health systems around the world.

WHO Global Atlas of Traditional  Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This two-volume publication sets out information on traditional, complementary and alternative medicines, revealing people's belief in and dependence on different traditional health systems around the world. The map volume provides a visual representation of topics including the popularity of herbal/traditional medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, bone-setting, spiritual therapies, and others; national legislation and traditional medicine policy; public financing; legal recognition of traditional medicine practitioners; education and professional regulation. The text volume covers developments in this diverse and expanding field of medicine in 23 countries across the world, as well as overviews of the status in each of the six WHO regions.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nursing and Midwifery

Other internal professional differences for physicians, nurses and midwives were due to that naturally expected variation in personal views on a controversial topic. Second, similar to the findings of other studies regarding differences ...

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nursing and Midwifery

This book explores the historical, social, political and cultural facets of integration between complementary and alternative medicine and nursing/midwifery. It examines the ever-expanding integration in relation to: the role and conceptualization of the patient the role and responsibilities of different professional healthcare providers (nurses, midwives, alternative therapists, etc) the future provision and approach of nursing and midwifery practice the challenges and opportunities currently facing healthcare systems as a result of integration. This innovative book provides the first critical overview of this important field of health research. It is important reading for medical sociologists, nurses and other health professionals - as well as students in these areas - with an interest in complementary and alternative medicine.

Issues in Biologicals Therapies and Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 Edition

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Issues in Biologicals  Therapies  and Complementary and Alternative Medicine  2013 Edition

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