Thursday, September 16, 2010

Call for Papers by ELSEVIER

Communication in complementary medicine approaches in healthcare
Patient Education and Counseling
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For 2012 PEC is planning to publish a special issue on Communication in complementary medicine approaches in healthcare. The scope of this special issue is not the state of art of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions, but rather issues involved in several aspects of the communication about CAM, and especially complementary medicine (CM). 

Important themes topics are: the definition of CAM and Integrative medicine (IM), the place of CM in health care, the need by patients for CM and how they express that, the role of health care practitioners (HCP) in promoting and delivering CM, CM for patients with chronic and life-threatening diseases; traditional medicine in cross cultural perspective and its use by minorities; the implementation of CM in integrative primary care setting, communicating the results of CM studies, guidelines about CM, training of HCP’s in CM, and the role of CM in the medical curriculum in undergraduate studies in medical school and graduate residency programs 

Patient Education and Counseling is an interdisciplinary, international journal for patient education and health promotion researchers, managers, physicians, nurses and other health care providers. The journal seeks to explore and elucidate educational, counseling and communication models in health care. Its aim is to provide a forum for fundamental as well as applied research, and to promote the study of the delivery of patient education, counseling, and health promotion services, including training models and organizational issues in improving communication between providers and patients.

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