Exploring the temporal dimension in cancer patients' experiences of nonbiomedical therapeutics.

@article{Broom2008ExploringTT,
  title={Exploring the temporal dimension in cancer patients' experiences of nonbiomedical therapeutics.},
  author={Alex Broom and Philip Tovey},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={
          1650-61
        }
}
To date, research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by cancer patients has tended to provide a "snapshot" of experience, with little attention given to the evolution of experience over time. Drawing on data from solicited diaries, this article examines individual cancer patients' temporal experiences of CAM. Our findings suggest that experiences of CAM are variable over time and space, and furthermore, that the everyday act of "doing CAM" is considerably more problematic than… CONTINUE READING

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