Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
Elsevier Australia has released an exciting new textbook entitled 'Case Studies for Complementary Therapists: a collaborative approach'.
This easily-accessible guide provides curriculum-level support for anyone working to develop the complementary potential between alternative medicines and conventional western medicine.
Through detailed case studies on conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, the book provides an important framework to help students and clinicians analyse and classify information gathered during the consultation process.
'Case Studies for Complementary Therapists' includes suggestions for questions to ask at consultation – helping readers collect the information necessary for developing a working diagnosis.
The book then provides advice on developing effective treatment programs within the time constraints of a busy clinic.
This 400-page CAM reference also addresses all-important legal and ethical boundaries within complementary therapy, and offers treatment and collaborative referral options, rather than dictating diagnostic analysis or treatment protocols for specific health conditions.
Drawing from their combined wealth of knowledge, the authors employ a variety of innovative techniques – such as the Apple Analogy demonstrating the multilayered nature of health complaints – to effectively convey important information, making for a text that is engaging as well as educational.
In addition to being an excellent resource for students and teachers, 'Case Studies for Complementary Therapists: a collaborative approach' will also benefit established complementary therapists and health practitioners in a range of fields.
About the authors
Kelly Galvin, Bachelor of Naturopathy, Diploma of Education (Adult and Tertiary). Kelly has been a natural therapist and teacher of Naturopathy for over 12 years. She is Course Leader for the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor at Holmesglen TAFE in Victoria, Australia.
Madelaine Bishop, Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine), Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy. Madelaine has been in Naturopathic practice for 15 years. She is a Lecturer and Senior Clinical Supervisor at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine in Western Australia.
About Elsevier Australia
Elsevier Australia is a leading publisher of textbooks and professional titles for students, lecturers and health science professionals within the fields Medicine & Surgery, Nursing & Midwifery, Health Professions, Veterinary and Dentistry.