Commentary. Can doctors respond to patients' increasing interest in complementary and alternative medicine?
Owen, D.K., Lewith, G. and Stephens, C.R. (2001) Commentary. Can doctors respond to patients' increasing interest in complementary and alternative medicine? British Medical Journal, 322, (7279), 154-158. (doi:10.1136/bmj.322.7279.154). (PMID:11159576).
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Patients are increasingly using complementary and alternative medicine, 1 2 and doctors are responding to this in several ways, from being enthusiastic and interested to mystified and critical.3-5 Complementary and alternative medicine incorporates several different approaches and methodologies,6 with techniques ranging from spiritual "healing" in cancer to nutritional interventions for premenstrual tension, acupuncture for pain relief, and manipulation for backache. In this article we encourage you to reflect on your understanding of complementary and alternative medicine in relation to your clinical practice, share some of the current initiatives in undergraduate and postgraduate familiarisation and training in this type of medicine, and explore the implications of education, support, and development.
|Keywords:||attitude of health personnel, education, continuing, research support, undergraduate, family, complementary therapies, medical, humans, methods, physician-patient relations, physicians, education, patients, non-U.S.gov't, medical, education, psychology, curriculum|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Medical Education
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
|Date Deposited:||03 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:33|
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