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Alternative and complementary therapies including acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, osteopathy, massage therapy, chiropractic, biofeedback, and others continue to gain popularity. A number of these therapies have been recognized by physicians, nurses and other mainstream health care providers as providing a positive impact on the health of their patients. Integrating these therapies and their practitioners into a traditional clinical environment can be a challenge for health care leaders who are unsure how to begin.
Complementary & Alternative Therapies includes:
- Overviews of alternative and complementary healing systems and practices
- Stand-alone and collaborative models of integrative health care projects
- Issues surrounding goals and objectives for planning integrative care
- Key factors for consideration during implementation
- Methods of project evaluation, including data collection and analysis
- Business and financial aspects of developing an integrated environment
Complementary and Alternative Therapies offers realistic analysis, practical information, and strategies that administrators, managers, and project directors can use throughout all phases of an integrative health care effort.