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J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Sep/Oct;24(9-10):1016-1017. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0146.

Training Oncology Physicians to Advise Their Patients on Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

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Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich and University of Zurich , Zurich, Switzerland .

Abstract

To address the needs of cancer patients, two things are important: (1) oncology physicians and other health professionals in cancer care should receive training so that they can guide their patients through the maze of available offers in complementary and integrative medicine (CIM), and (2) more CIM providers should possess competencies to provide evidence-informed CIM treatments to cancer patients.

KEYWORDS:

educational competencies; integrative oncology; training of oncology physicians

PMID:
30247966
DOI:
10.1089/acm.2018.0146
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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