Improving the research base of complementary and alternative medicine

Saks, Mike (2005) Improving the research base of complementary and alternative medicine. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 11 (1 SPEC). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1744-3881

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2004.12.002

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Abstract

It is both a pleasure and an honour to be invited to write the editorial for this first issue of the re-launched journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. Its predecessor Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery has been very successful over its 10-year history in helping nurses, midwives and others to integrate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their practice. The new configuration of the journal will doubtless enable it to be even more inclusive in addressing the needs of a wider range of health professionals in this area—from pharmacists and physiotherapists to general practitioners and hospital specialists—not to mention patients and other interested members of the public. As such, it will continue to offer a high-quality service oriented towards raising standards in clinical practice, both in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Additional Information:10th Anniversary Special Issue
Keywords:acupuncture, alternative medicine, biomedicine, cancer research, chronic disease, clinical practice, editorial, evidence based medicine, general practitioner, government, health care financing, health care organization, health care quality, health practitioner, homeopathy, human, ischemic heart disease, medical education, medical research, medical specialist, mental health care, midwife, nursing, pharmacist, physiotherapist, standardization, stroke, United Kingdom, Complementary Therapies, Evidence-Based Medicine, Great Britain, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Research, Research Design, Research Support, Total Quality Management
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B340 Alternative Medicine
Divisions:Professional services > Vice Chancellors Office
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Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 13:40

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