Research

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Current areas of research interest are listed below, although this list is not exhaustive.

Empirical Methods

  • Clinical trials of specific CAM treatments
  • Systematic reviews
  • Health technology assessments
  • Qualitative empirical research
  • Health economic analyses

Conditions

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pain
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Obesity

CAM treatments

  • Acupuncture
  • Mindfulness
  • Herbal Medicine

Social aspects of CAM use

  • Use of CAM to Improve compliance
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Cultural and ethnic diversity and health beliefs/behaviours

Workforce and Legal Issues

  • Training and professional development of practitioners
  • Medical students’ awareness and understanding of CAM
  • Regulatory frameworks in CAM
  • Ethics in CAM practice and referrals