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Integrative Pediatric Oncology

  • First book to be devoted exclusively to the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pediatric oncology

  • A scientifically based, practice-oriented handbook that will meet the needs of pediatric oncologists working in medical practices and hospitals

  • Provides detailed information on all commonly used CAM methods

  • Includes a road map on establishing integrative pediatric oncology worldwide

Part of the book series: Pediatric Oncology (PEDIATRICO)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Georg Seifert, Patrick J. Mansky, Alfred Längler
    Pages 1-4
  3. CAM Use in Pediatric Oncology: What Do We Know in the Year 2012?

    • Alfred Längler, Tim Schütze
    Pages 5-17
  4. Anthroposophic Medicine

    • Alfred Längler, Georg Seifert
    Pages 29-43
  5. Art Therapies Including Music Therapies

    • Clare O’Callaghan, Trygve Aasgaard
    Pages 45-57
  6. Homeopathy

    • Birthe Repenning, Tim Schütze, Alfred Längler
    Pages 59-77
  7. Mind-Body Medicine

    • Janice Post-White, Deborah Hughes Ndao
    Pages 79-108
  8. Traditional Chinese Medicine

    • Lixing Lao, Ling Xu, Shifen Xu
    Pages 125-135
  9. Medical Education in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): A European Perspective

    • Tim Schütze, Anne-Marie Schnell, Diethard Tauschel, Christian Scheffer, Friedrich Edelhäuser
    Pages 157-167
  10. Establishing a Comprehensive Pediatric Integrative Oncology Program

    • Salima Punja, Mary Langevin, Susan Sencer, Sunita Vohra
    Pages 187-199
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 201-206

About this book

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

Reviews

Aus den Rezensionen:

 

"... Das Neue Standardwerk ... richtet sich an Medizinstudenten und Ärzte in der ganzen Welt ..." (in: Die Naturheilkunde, 01/April/2013, Issue 2)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Abt. Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin, Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany

    Alfred Längler

  • The Cancer Team at Bellin Health, Green Bay, USA

    Patrick J. Mansky

  • Dept. of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Dept. of Pediatric Hematol Oncol, Universitätsklinikum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Georg Seifert

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Integrative Pediatric Oncology

  • Editors: Alfred Längler, Patrick J. Mansky, Georg Seifert

  • Series Title: Pediatric Oncology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04201-0

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-04200-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-50584-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-04201-0

  • Series ISSN: 1613-5318

  • Series E-ISSN: 2191-0812

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 206

  • Topics: Oncology, Pediatrics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-04201-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)