Important Conversations: Talking with Patients about Complementary Therapies
About the Program
This program is a video series.
It is intended for physicians and health care providers, but anyone who is interested is encouraged to view it.
Experts in cancer care -- medicine, nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, behavioral science -- discuss use of complementary therapies among cancer patients...what therapies they are using and why, what the potential problems are, why they may not be talking with their health care providers about it. In the final segment, physicians Walter Baile and Robert Buckman discuss patient-physician communication and useful guidelines for initiating and maintaining a dialog with patients about this very important issue.
Why Patients Use CAM (3:32)
Getting Better Information (4:59)
Cancer Patients and CAM (5:45)
A Message for Patients (3:21)