Integrative Pediatric Oncology
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642042003,9783642042010 | 2012 | English | pdf | 206/207 pages | 1.74 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Georg Seifert, Patrick J. Mansky, Alfred Längler (auth.), Alfred Längler, Patrick J. Mansky, Georg Seifert (eds.) | Edition: 1
This book covers a broad spectrum of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices employed in pediatric oncology worldwide, with a special focus on the methods widely used in Western countries. It is a scientifically based, practice-oriented handbook that will meet the needs of pediatric oncologists working in medical practices and hospitals. An introductory section includes a comparative overview of current CAM use in pediatric oncology in different countries. Commonly used CAM methods are then discussed in a series of chapters that provide a theoretical description of the method in question, followed by more practically oriented information, including scientific data if applicable. Special attention is paid to the issue of how to integrate each method into conventional pediatric oncology. The closing parts of the book consider aspects of CAM requiring further development, such as institutional research, and provide a road map on establishing integrative pediatric oncology worldwide.