Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nursing and Midwifery: Towards a Critical Social Science
1 Jan 2007
This book explores the historical, social, political and cultural facets of integration between complementary and alternative medicine and nursing/midwifery. It examines the ever-expanding integration in relation to: * the role and conceptualization of the patient * the role and responsibilities of different professional healthcare providers (nurses, midwives, alternative therapists, etc) * the future provision and approach of nursing and midwifery practice * the challenges and opportunities currently facing healthcare systems as a result of integration. This innovative book provides the first critical overview of this important field of health research. It is important reading for medical sociologists, nurses and other health professionals - as well as students in these areas - with an interest in complementary and alternative medicine.