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Integrating Complementary Medicine in Primary Care : A Practical Guide for Health Professionals - Peters

Integrating Complementary Medicine in Primary Care

A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

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Published: 13th December 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.

"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

Prefacep. ix
Why this book now?p. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Backgroundp. 1
Complementary medicine in practicep. 3
Introductionp. 3
What is CAM?p. 5
The present situationp. 6
Provision of CAM in mainstream medical carep. 9
Key issues to be addressedp. 12
How can CTs be integrated into primary care?p. 20
Summaryp. 22
Models and research in CTsp. 25
Introductionp. 25
Models and theories of healingp. 26
Researchp. 34
Research into specific conditionsp. 41
Models and research in individual therapiesp. 47
Research evidencep. 58
CT service implementationp. 71
Designing an integrated servicep. 73
Introductionp. 73
Key issues and questions for practice development and clinical governancep. 74
Models of integration and deliveryp. 76
People issuesp. 79
Funding and resource issuesp. 83
Legal considerationsp. 84
Issues of learning and communicationp. 85
Information for doctors on specific CT techniques, training and organizationp. 86
Practitioner developmentp. 98
Practice professional development planningp. 99
Patient involvementp. 99
Design of materialp. 100
An example of service design: the Marylebone Health Centre (MHC) projectp. 101
Key information sourcesp. 107
Delivering and evaluating the servicep. 111
Introductionp. 111
The service delivery processp. 112
Examples of integrated delivery in practicep. 121
Can complementary medicine be cost effective?p. 142
New developments in the Marylebone PCG: disseminating the approachp. 143
Summaryp. 143
Reflecting on and adapting the servicep. 147
Introductionp. 147
Feedback on the servicep. 147
Reflectionsp. 156
Looking forwardp. 172
Summary: some final pointersp. 176
Service documentation and information sheetsp. 179
Information sheets on management of common disordersp. 181
Allergies and intolerancesp. 182
Anxiety and panic attacksp. 183
Asthmap. 184
Cardiovascular diseasep. 186
Headache and migrainep. 188
Infectionsp. 189
Irritable bowel syndromep. 190
Mechanical back, neck and head painp. 191
Osteoarthritisp. 192
Painful periodsp. 193
Persistently aching joints and musclesp. 194
Premenstrual syndromep. 195
Problems around the menopausep. 196
Rheumatoid arthritisp. 197
Tiredness and fatiguep. 198
Patient advice and self-help sheetsp. 199
Therapiesp. 201
Conditionsp. 219
Exercisesp. 247
Dietsp. 273
Blank forms and evaluation documentationp. 285
Introductionp. 285
GP to in-house CT referral formp. 286
Therapy choice questionnairep. 288
Analysing your resultsp. 292
MYMOP guides and formsp. 293
The Smith Project--CP guide to clinical data entry (Filemaker Pro 4.1)p. 305
Staff appraisal and development formp. 310
Appendicesp. 315
Summary and recommendations of a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on complementary and alternative medicine, November 2000p. 317
Useful addressesp. 319
Information sourcesp. 325
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780443063459
ISBN-10: 0443063451
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 13th December 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 20.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.9