Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Care
An International Analysis of Grassroots Integration
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Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Care by Philip Tovey
Book DescriptionDrawing on comparative fieldwork in the UK, Pakistan and Australia, this book provides the first systematic assessment of pathways and access to CAM and how it is used in health practice and by individuals with cancer. Giving fresh and invaluable insights into how differing health and societal structures influence the use complementary and alternative medicine, the book explores: * the empirical, theoretical, and policy context for the study of CAM/TM and cancer * the history and character of the eight support groups in which fieldwork took place in the UK, Australia and Pakistan * the nature and structure of patient support groups' history, affiliation and evolution * how groups function on a day-to-day basis * the extent to which what is being offered in these CAM-oriented groups is in any way innovative and challenging to the therapeutic and organisational mainstream * the value of sociological work in the field which is not tied to immediate and narrow policy objectives. This is an essential resource for those studying complementary and alternative medicine sociologically, to those involved in the provision of cancer care on a day-to-day basis, and to those looking to establish a more informed (evidence-based) policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415359931
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nursing and Midwifery, Paperback (October 2007)
Explores the historical, social, political and cultural facets of integration between complementary and alternative medicine and nursing/midwifery. This title provides the critical overview of this important field of health research.
Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Care, Paperback (July 2006)
Drawing on comparative fieldwork in the UK, Pakistan and Australia, this book provides an assessment of pathways and access to CAM and how it is used in health practice and by individuals with cancer. It gives fresh insights into how differing health and societal structures influence the use complementary and alternative medicine.
Mainstreaming Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Hardback (November 2003)» View all books by Philip Tovey
The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine allows a complex and informative picture to emerge of the different social forces at play in the integration of CAM with orthodox medicine.
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