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Overview

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 in a 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A Must for those interested in Complementary Therapies ." Pieter U. Dijkstra, PT, MT, PhD, Manual Therapy Vol 7 No 2 (2002)
text is essential reading for all those interested in the critical evaluation of CAM and it s integration into a primary care environment...This is a timely and important book which I am sure will do much to raise the standards, quality and professionalism of those working in complementary medicine... There is no doubt in my mind that this is a must buy for all those interested in integrated medical practice ." George Lewith, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Vol 10 No 1, March 2002
unique slant of this readable and informative text is its emphasis on the integration of complementary therapies in the context of primary care. This is a hefty text, but a valuable resource for practitioners and teachers committed to the integration of complementary therapies and healing relationships. A true labour of love ." Professor Dawn Freshwater, Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery, Vol 8 No 3, August 2002
must for those who are interested in Complementary Therapies."Manual Therapy Vol 7 No 2, May 2002
how to do it book"Integrated Health Issue no 10, April 2002
instruction manual about integrating CAM into (UK) primary care. This is a very practical book."" E Ernest, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, June 2002
book is one of a kind. It is a superb reference source for excisting herbalists."" Bob Harris, Rhiannon Harris, The International Journal of Aromatherapy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443063459
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/13/2001
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial
Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: BACKGROUND. 1. Complementary Medicine in Practice. Introduction. What is CAM? The present situation. Provision of CAM in mainstream medical care. Key issue to be addressed. How can CTs be integrated into primary care? Summary. 2. Models and research in CTs. Introduction. Models and theories of healing. Research. Research into specific conditions. Models and research in individual therapies. Research evidence. PART TWO: CT SERVICE IMPLEMENTATION. 3. Designing an integrated service. Introduction. Key issues and questions for practice development and clinical governance. Models of integration and delivery. People issues. Funding and resource issues. Legal considerations. Issues of learning and communication. Information for doctors on specific CT techniques, training & organization. Practitioner development. Practice professional development planning. Patient involvement. Design of material. An examples of service design: the Marylebone Health Centre (MHC) project. Key information sources. 4. Delivering and evaluating the service. Introduction. The service delivery process. Examples of integrated delivery in practice. Can complementary medicine be cost effective? New developments in the Marylebone PCG: disseminating the approach. Summary. 5. Reflecting on and adapting the service. Introduction. Feedback on the service. Reflections. Looking forward. Summary: some final pointers. PART THREE: SERVICE DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION SHEETS. 6. Information sheets on management of common disorders. Allergies and intolerance. Anxiety and panic attacks. Asthma. Cardiovascular disease. Headache and migraine. Infections. Irritable bowel syndrome. Mechanical back, neck and head pain. Osteoarthritis. Painful periods. Persistently aching joints and muscles. Premenstrual syndrome. Problems around the menopause. Rheumatoid arthritis. Tiredness and fatigue. 7. Patient Advice and self-help sheets. Therapies. Conditions. Exercises. Diets. 8. Blank forms and evaluation documentation. Introduction. GP to in-house CT referral form. Therapy choice questionnaire. Analysing your results. MYMOP guides and forms. The Smith Project - CP guide to clinical data entry (filemaker Pro 4.1). Staff appraisal and development form. Appendices. Appendix I: Summary and recommendations of a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on complementary and alternative medicine, November 2000. Appendix II: Useful addresses. Appendix III: Information sources. Index.

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