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ERIC Number: EJ802267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-4283
Health Promotion and Complementary Medicine: The Extent and Future of Professional Collaboration and Integration
Hill, Faith
Health Education, v106 n4 p281-293 2006
Purpose: To explore the professional interface between health promotion (HP) and complementary and alternative medicine. Design/methodology/approach: A discussion paper, based on qualitative research involving in-depth interviews with 52 participants from either side of the interface. Findings: The current interface is predominantly limited to information exchange but there are innovative examples of partnership working on both sides. Key determinants of future collaboration include: the changing nature of both HP and complementary medicine; the place of science and biomedicine; the role of the individual; and perceptions of health, holism and spirituality. There is a perceived need for professional training and development in the area. Research limitations/implications: The discussion presented is based on a small scale, qualitative study and further research is needed to explore the issues raised. Practical implications: One-third of the public in the UK now use complementary medicine and this paper explores ways in which HP may respond to this development. Originality/value: The paper makes an important contribution to an area where there has so far been little professional debate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary (Budapest); United Kingdom; United States