Teaching Complementary and Alternative Medicines to Medical Students

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Would you use complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS)? Well, research has shown that up to three quarters of patients with cancer may at least supplement their treatment with such therapies, spending as much on CAMS as conventional drugs. How do you decide? This book provides a full range of perspectives on CAMS from patients and CAMS practitioners to conventional doctors who oppose the use of these alternative treatments because of the lack of evidence of efficacy and safety. Then there are the CAMS researchers, educators and regulators who view CAMS from different perspectives. The broad array of opinions build a complete picture of the issues for discerning readers to be adequately informed to make up their minds and draw their own conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicines
EditorsIan Olver, Monica Robotin
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdon
PublisherImperial College Press
Pages357 - 371
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-1-84816-556-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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