The bridge between patient and doctor: the shift from CAM to integrative medicine
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
The bridge between patient and doctor
Abstract: 

Integrative medicine (IM) has become a major challenge for doctors and nurses, as well as psychologists and many other disciplines involved in the endeavor to help patients to better tolerate the burden of toxic therapies and give patients tools so they can actively participate in their "salutogenesis." IM encompasses psycho-oncology, acupuncture, and physical and mental exercises to restore vital capacities lost due to toxic therapies; furthermore, it aims to replenish nutritional and metabolic deficits during and after cancer treatment. IM gains an ever increasing importance in the face of the rapidly growing number of cancer survivors demanding more than just evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. IM has to prove its value and justification by filling the gap between unproven methods of alternative medicine, still used by many cancer patients, and academic conventional medicine, which often does not satisfy the emotional and spiritual needs of cancer patients.

Author(s): 
Diehl, Volker
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program
Journal Abbreviation: 
Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Pages: 
320-325
ISSN: 
1520-4383
DOI: 
10.1182/asheducation-2009.1.320
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 20008217

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Volker Diehl. 2009. "The bridge between patient and doctor: the shift from CAM to integrative medicine." Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program 320-325. 10.1182/asheducation-2009.1.320.

Wikipedia Citation

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