Key Features

Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is also unique in that it:
 focuses on evidence-based practice while also paying attention to the underlying philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine
 includes learning objectives and activities to consolidate reader knowledge and help lecturers teaching complementary and alternative medicine students
 enables complementary and alternative medicine practitioners to systematically assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate client-centred health problems in accordance with the established art, science and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine
 guides practitioner thinking, assessment and care – all of which may help increase professional autonomy and accountability, improve client outcomes and quality of care, and reduce errors in decision making

Table of Contents

PART A: Theoretical Foundation

1. Introduction

2. Rapport

3. Assessment

4. Diagnosis

5. Planning

6. Application – Evidence Based Practice

7. Application – Integrative Health Care

8. Review

PART B: Practical Application

9. Application of decision–making framework for complementary and alternative medicine

  • Case 1 Acne vulgaris/rosacea
  • Case 2 Anxiety
  • Case 3 Asthma
  • Case 4 Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Case 5 Dysmenorrhoea
  • Case 6 Eczema/dermatitis
  • Case 7 Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Case 8 Migraine
  • Case 9 Osteoarthritis
  • Case 10 Psoriasis

Appendix: Decision-making Framework for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Template


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