Integrating Complementary Therapies in Primary Care: A Practical Guide for Health Professionals (Paperback)
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Integrating Complementary Therapies in Primary Care: A Practical Guide for Health Professionals (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 13/12/2001
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This book is a practical and readable guide to the integration of complementary therapies into mainstream primary care. Based on the successful experiences of the authors' clinical setting, it offers clinicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals a realistic routemap of the key issues, as well as practical ways in which to ensure close working, appropriate referrals, advice and treatment decisions. Patient information sheets and clinical guidance sheets for key conditions are included in full. The text covers:Practical steps to how complementary therapies may be integrated into mainstream care models and issues of research in complementary therapies how to design an integrated service, with clear examples funding, resource and legal issues issues related to economic evaluation adaptation of the service through a reflective approach clinical treatment option sheets patient self-help and diet information sheets Of interest and practical help to a wide range of healthcare professionals, this book will be especially valuable to those currently working in primary care, family practice, and any complementary therapy field.Offers a detailed example of how a successfully integrated service - complementary therapies and primary care - can be developed Covers key issues for practice development and clinical governance Looks precisely at how to deliver and evaluate a service, including economic evaluation Includes examples of all the actual service documentation and information sheets needed to run the service Includes patient information sheets on conditions and therapies Includes flowcharts of clinical decision-making and treatment options for the healthcare professional Authoritative - written by members of a successful and integrated working team.

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443063459
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1120 g
Dimensions: 273 x 235 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A Must for those interested in Complementary Therapies ." Pieter U. Dijkstra, PT, MT, PhD, Manual Therapy Vol 7 No 2 (2002)
text is essential reading for all those interested in the critical evaluation of CAM and it s integration into a primary care environment...This is a timely and important book which I am sure will do much to raise the standards, quality and professionalism of those working in complementary medicine... There is no doubt in my mind that this is a must buy for all those interested in integrated medical practice ." George Lewith, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Vol 10 No 1, March 2002
unique slant of this readable and informative text is its emphasis on the integration of complementary therapies in the context of primary care. This is a hefty text, but a valuable resource for practitioners and teachers committed to the integration of complementary therapies and healing relationships. A true labour of love ." Professor Dawn Freshwater, Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery, Vol 8 No 3, August 2002
must for those who are interested in Complementary Therapies."Manual Therapy Vol 7 No 2, May 2002
how to do it book"Integrated Health Issue no 10, April 2002
instruction manual about integrating CAM into (UK) primary care. This is a very practical book."" E Ernest, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, June 2002
book is one of a kind. It is a superb reference source for excisting herbalists."" Bob Harris, Rhiannon Harris, The International Journal of Aromatherapy

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