Key Features

  • Chapters are grouped according to condition and special populations rather than treatment, so readers can easily compare all possible treatments for a specific condition.
  • Up-to-date tables allow the reader to see what studies have been done for a certain condition, and what the findings are.
  • Extensive references and suggested reading lists refer the reader to the most up-to-date or historically relevant sources.
  • An emphasis on research and clinical studies gives the book a comprehensive focus on CAM treatments and results.
  • The evidenced-based approach clearly details which therapies are most effective and safe.
  • Up-to-date tables focusing on critical needs related to demographics, safety, and areas of clinical pain allow summary information to be quickly referenced.
  • Comprehensive, reliable content presents an unbiased account of CAM that allows the reader to follow the data without excessive commentary from the authors.
  • A focus on major medical conditions for which there is the most detailed and up-to-date information available allows the reader to learn about the major critical issues of CAM.
  • The ways in which research methodology can be used to practice evidence-based medicine is reviewed in several chapters.
  • A focus on special populations, including women, children, and the elderly, presents important CAM considerations for these groups.

Table of Contents

1. Essential Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2. Pre-Clinical Research as a Bridge to Clinical Research Outcomes in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
3. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Asthma and Allergies
4. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Cancer
5. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
6. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Diabetes
7. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Neurologic Diseases
8. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
9. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
10. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in the Treatment of Pain
11. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in Select Populations: Children
12. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in Select Populations: Women
13. Complementary/Alternative Therapies Used in Select Populations: Elderly
14. Legal and Ethical Issues in Complementary/Alternative Medicine
15. Integration of Clinical Practice and Medical Training with Complementary and Alternative and Evidence-Based Medicine
16. Future Trends and Important Focuses for CAM in the 21st Century
17. Final Summary
Appendix A: Definitions of Complementary/Alternative Therapies Described in the Text
Appendix B: Selected Resources for Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Appendix C: Research Databases
Appendix D: Informed Consent Process Checklist for Physicians Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Glossary
Index

Details

No. of pages:
648
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323020282

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