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Description - Integrating Complementary Therapies in Primary Care by David Peters

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 caremodels and issues of research in complementary therapieshow to design an integrated service, with clear examplesfunding, resource and legal issuesissues related to economic evaluationadaptation of the service through a reflective approachclinical treatment option sheetspatient 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.Offers a detailed example of how a successfully integrated service - complementary therapies and primary care - can be developedCovers key issues for practice development and clinical governanceLooks precisely at how to deliver and evaluate a service, including economic evaluationIncludes examples of all the actual service documentation and information sheets needed to run the serviceIncludes patient information sheets on conditions and therapiesIncludes flowcharts of clinical decision-making and treatment options for the healthcare professional Authoritative - written by members of a successful and integrated working team.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780443063459
ISBN-10: 0443063451
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Peters

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.