Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729539333, 9780729579339

Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Matthew Leach
Paperback ISBN: 9780729539333
eBook ISBN: 9780729579339
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 16th July 2010
Page Count: 300

Description

An exceptional health resource addressing professional practice issues in complementary and alternative medicine

Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine differs from other medical texts by introducing a systematic clinical framework for the practice of complementary and alternative medicine.

While comparable titles may explore the use or efficacy of specific complementary and alternative medicine interventions, this indispensable textbook highlights evidence-based interventions, while helping practitioners apply them within a clinical decision making framework.

Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is a one-of-a-kind health reference for clinicians, students and educators alike.

Divided into two parts – theoretical foundation and practical application – the book includes case studies on health conditions such as acne, irritable bowel syndrome and migraine.

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

Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone Australia 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
eBook ISBN:
9780729579339
Paperback ISBN:
9780729539333

About the Author

Matthew Leach