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Article for reference:

Chong, O. (2006). An integrative approach to addressing clinical issues in
complementary and alternative medicine in an Outpatient Oncology Center. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10(1), 83-89.

Critique the Chong article and prepare an APA style-referenced four to five-page response to the following questions:

- Summarize in your own words the National Institutes of Health (NIH) definition of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
- Provide reasons for nondisclosure of CAM use among patients.
- What are the reasons for using CAM among patients? Justify your answer using examples and reasoning.
- What is the role of the clinical nurse practitioner?
- Review at least one additional scholarly research article that supports or refutes the claims made in the Chong article.
- Compare and contrast the results discussed in each article.

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Article for reference:
Chong, O. (2006). An integrative approach to addressing clinical issues in
complementary and alternative medicine in an Outpatient Oncology Center. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10(1), 83-89.
Critique the Chong article and prepare an APA style-referenced four to five-page response to the following questions:
Summarize in your own words the National Institutes of Health (NIH) definition of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Provide reasons for nondisclosure of CAM use among patients.
What are the reasons for using CAM among patients? Justify your answer using examples and reasoning.
What is the role of the clinical nurse practitioner?
Review at least one additional scholarly research article that supports or refutes the claims made in the Chong article.
Compare and contrast the results discussed in each article.

The National Institutes of Health ( NIH) definition of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) means that it is medicine developed outside of the Western World and the conventional medicine. The term complementary usually refers to "using a nonventional and non-mainstream approach together with conventional medicine." The term "Alternative" refers to using a non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine.
Today, most people used true alternative medicine and non-mainstream approaches along with conventional treatments. The boundaries between complementary and conventional medicine overlap and change with time. For example, guided imagery and massage, both are considered complimentary or alternative are always used regularly in hospitals to help with pain management.
Cancer treatments centers has integrative health care programs that can offer services such as acupuncture and meditation to help manage symptoms and side effects for patients who are receiving cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Many patients, health care providers, and health care systems are integrating various practices with origins outside of mainstream medicine into treatments and health promotion.
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The National Institutes of Health ( NIH) definition of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) means that it is medicine developed outside of the Western World and the conventional medicine. 1200+ words with references.

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