3396.0 Chronic Diseases and Cancer Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

Monday, November 5, 2007: 4:30 PM
This session brings together topics about disease assessment, management and care. Authors will be discussing details about Alternative and Complimentary Health Practices (ACHP) among people with chronic diseases and cancer such as: 1) Exploring implications of CAM use among asthma patients; 2) Ranking the most commonly used ACHP’s for special health care needs including Autism; 3) Understanding barriers to and facilitators or ACHP in Cancer care. Please join us for lively discussions around cancer and chronic disease care issues topics to Alternative and Complementary Health Practices.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify determinants of CAM use in asthma management; 2) Describe CAM use in children with special health care needs (SHCN); 3) Assess Alternative and Complementary Health Practices (ACHP) in cancer care;

4:50 PM
Alternative and complementary health practices for children with special health care needs and disabilities: Patterns of use and communication with physicians
Paula M. Minihan, PhD, MPH, Barbara Popper, M Ed, Betsy Anderson, Sara Rakaczky, MS/MPH and Aviva Must, PhD
5:10 PM
Barriers and facilitators to implementation of integrative medicine clinical research in an urban cancer hospital
Anne M. Doherty-Gilman, MPH, Elizabeth Dean-Clower, MD, MPH, Weidong Lu, MB, MPH, LicAc, Ramel Rones and David S. Rosenthal, MD

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Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing