Based on interviews with over 20 health care providers and facilities who have successfully combined integrative medicine in their practices, this book outlines the pitfalls, legal road-blocks, and benefits of bringing complementary and integrative medicine into daily health care routines. Topics addressed include: what forces are driving the shift toward Integrative care; the key legal issues governing individuals vs. institutions; how established CIM institutions chose specific therapies, gained funding, and solved staffing issues; the regulations for credentialing and how to comply; techniques for minimizing liability risks for institutions and individuals; strategies for effective informed consent; and, recommendations on dealing with the dietary supplement question.
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Author Biography - Michael H. Cohen
MICHAEL H. COHEN holds a joint appointment as assistant clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health. He is also senior lecturer at the University of the Bahamas, president of the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine, and principal in the Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen. He is author of five books, including Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives.