Integrative Pediatric Oncology

  • Alfred Längler
  • Patrick J. Mansky
  • Georg Seifert

Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Georg Seifert, Patrick J. Mansky, Alfred Längler
    Pages 1-4
  3. Alfred Längler, Tim Schütze
    Pages 5-17
  4. Alfred Längler, Georg Seifert
    Pages 29-43
  5. Clare O’Callaghan, Trygve Aasgaard
    Pages 45-57
  6. Birthe Repenning, Tim Schütze, Alfred Längler
    Pages 59-77
  7. Janice Post-White, Deborah Hughes Ndao
    Pages 79-108
  8. Lixing Lao, Ling Xu, Shifen Xu
    Pages 125-135
  9. Tim Schütze, Anne-Marie Schnell, Diethard Tauschel, Christian Scheffer, Friedrich Edelhäuser
    Pages 157-167
  10. Salima Punja, Mary Langevin, Susan Sencer, Sunita Vohra
    Pages 187-199
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book

Introduction

This book covers a broad spectrum of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices as part of an integrative pediatric oncology employed worldwide, with a special focus on those methods commonly used in the so-called Western countries. It is a scientifically based, practice-oriented handbook that will meet the needs of pediatric oncologists working in medical practices and hospitals.

An introductory section offers a comparative overview of contemporary CAM use in pediatric oncology in different countries and also considers such topics as salutogenic approaches, physician attitudes towards CAM, and epistemological issues around integrative medicine.  Commonly used CAM methods are then discussed in a series of individual chapters that provide a theoretical description of the method in question, followed by more practically oriented information, including scientific data if applicable.  Special attention is devoted to the question of how to integrate each method into conventional pediatric oncology.  The next part of the book discusses aspects of CAM requiring further cultivation, such as institutional research, education and training, and information delivery to parents and children.  The book closes with a road map on establishing integrative pediatric oncology worldwide that includes details of existing integrative initiatives in pediatric oncology units. 

Keywords

Cancer Children Complementary and Alternative Medicine Integrative Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Längler
    • 1
  • Patrick J. Mansky
    • 2
  • Georg Seifert
    • 3
  1. 1.Abt. Kinderheilkunde und JugendmedizinGemeinschaftskrankenhaus HerdeckeHerdeckeGermany
  2. 2.The Cancer Team at Bellin HealthGreen BayUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Dept. of Pediatric Hematol OncolUniversitätsklinikum BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04201-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04200-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04201-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5318
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-0812
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