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 developed
Covers key issues for practice development and clinical governance
Looks precisely at how to deliver and evaluate a service, including economic evaluation
Includes examples of all the actual service documentation and information sheets needed to run the service
Includes patient information sheets on conditions and therapies
Includes flowcharts of clinical decision-making and treatment options for the healthcare professional
Authoritative - written by members of a successful and integrated working team.
By David Peters, MBChB, DRCOG, MFHom, MLCOM, Clinical Director, School of Intergrated Health, University of Westminster, London; Director, Complementary Therapies Unit and Osteopath, Marylebone Health Centre, London, UK; Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK; Gerry Harris, BA, LicAc, BAcC, Associate Dean, Postgraduate General Practice Education, London; Senior Lecturer, School of Intergrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK; Sue Morrison, MA, FRCGP, Formerly Associate Dean Postgraduate General Practice, North Thames(West), London; Lead General Practitioner, Marylebone Health Centre, London and Director of Student Health Services and Visiting Lecturer, School of Integrated Health