Integrating Complementary Therapies in Primary Care, 1st Edition

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By David Peters, MBChB, DRCOG, MFHom, MLCOM, Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Gerry Harris, BA, LicAc, BAcC and Sue Morrison, MA, FRCGP
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 profe ...view more
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.
    ISBN :
    9780443063459
    Publication Date :
    13-12-2001
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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.

    Key Features
  • 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.

  • Author Information
    By David Peters, MBChB, DRCOG, MFHom, MLCOM, Clinical Director, School of Intergrated Health, University of Westminster, London; Director, Complementary Therapies Unit and Osteopath, Marylebone Health Centre, London, UK; Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK; Gerry Harris, BA, LicAc, BAcC, Associate Dean, Postgraduate General Practice Education, London; Senior Lecturer, School of Intergrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK; Sue Morrison, MA, FRCGP, Formerly Associate Dean Postgraduate General Practice, North Thames(West), London; Lead General Practitioner, Marylebone Health Centre, London and Director of Student Health Services and Visiting Lecturer, School of Integrated Health