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Author Broom, Alex.
Title Therapeutic pluralism : exploring the experiences of cancer patients and professionals / Alex Broom & Philip Tovey.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Cancer -- Alternative treatment -- Great Britain.
Neoplasms -- therapy.
Complementary Therapies -- methods.
Great Britain.
Contents The dialectical tension between individuation and depersonalisation in cancer patients' mediation of therapeutic options -- The role of the Internet in cancer patients' engagement with therapeutic options -- Integrating CAM: a comparative analysis of hospice versus hospital medicine -- Oncologists' and specialist cancer nurses' approaches to CAM and their impact on patient action -- Exploring the temporal dimension in cancer patients' experiences of non-biomedical therapeutics -- The problematic nature of conflating use and advocacy in CAM integration.
Summary The profile of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has risen dramatically over the last decade with cancer patients its most prolific users. Why do such people use CAMs, what are its benefits and what are the perspectives of those involved?
Other Author Tovey, Philip, 1963-
Other Title Print version: Broom, Alex. Therapeutic pluralism. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2008 9780415398527 0415398525