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by Jon Adams
Author: Jon Adams
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 26, 2006)
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Subcategory: Medicine and Health Sciences
CONTEXTS: The consumption of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in rural areas is a significant contemporary health care issue. An understanding of CAM use in rural health can provide a new perspective on health beliefs and practice as well as on some of the core service delivery issues facing rural health care generally.
It will also appeal to CAM and allied health practitioners.
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One Briton in five uses complementary medicine, and according to the most recent Mintel survey, one in ten uses herbalism or homoeopathy. Around £130 million is spent on oils, potions and pills every year in Britain, and the complementary and alternative medicine industry is estimated to be worth £. billion.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in: CAB Abstracts. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine. Embase/Excerpta Medica.
Core content includes: Introductions written by practising experts in the field Basics of anatomy and physiology Practical advice on working with clients and patients Information on setting up your.
Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicineprovides a valuable and timely resource for those looking to understand, initiate and expand CAM research.
This collection brings together leading international CAM researchers with backgrounds and expertise in a variety of areas including health social science, qualitative methodology, general practice, health services research and public health. Drawing upon their own research work and experience, the contributors explain and review core methods and research issues pertinent to contemporary CAM and its future development. Topics discussed include:the use and limitation of evidence in CAM research the issues facing practitioners (GPs, therapists, nurses, etc) who wish to conduct research how and why qualitative methods should be combined alongside quantitative methods to help explore CAM how the randomised control trial (RCT) method relates to CAM the future direction of CAM research in terms of public health and policy-related agendas.
Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicine is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in CAM, health studies, medicine, nursing, medical sociology and public health. It will also appeal to CAM and allied health practitioners.