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By John W. Spencer, Joseph J. Jacobs

This complete, evidence-based source examines present scientific study on complementary and replacement medication (CAM). It contains up to date fabric and new chapters on felony and moral matters; integration of medical perform; and clinical education with complementary, substitute and evidence-based drugs. an invaluable reference for physicians, healthcare services and scientists. earlier variation: c1999. Softcover.

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Areas within the medical schools where CAM may become integrated are behavioral and family medicine because these areas include the patients most likely to use certain CAM therapies. Importantly, however, the integration of any type of unproven medical practice in the absence of strong evidence that it is useful and safe would be a waste of time. It may be necessary to provide content information about CAM so that physicians can discuss and understand their patients’ questions. This form of integration will occur before medical students are taught a more hands-on approach to CAM.

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