Important Conversations: Complementary Therapies...What you must ask, and why
Third in the program series
Experts in nutrition, pharmacology, law and medicine join Dr. Robert Buckman in discussing the responsibility physicians have to patients who are using complementary cancer treatments. This video highlights the importance of communicating with patients about interactions these therapies may have with their conventional treatment. Issues of diet, herbal supplementation and the physician's legal and ethical obligation to the patient are discussed, as well as the steps physicians can take to initiate communication with and provide guidance to their patients regarding complementary medicine.