Patient decision-making about complementary and alternative medicine in cancer management: context and process

@inproceedings{Balneaves2008PatientDA,
  title={Patient decision-making about complementary and alternative medicine in cancer management: context and process},
  author={L G Balneaves and L. Weeks and Dugald MR Seely},
  booktitle={Current oncology},
  year={2008}
}
OBJECTIVE In this paper, we set out to describe the personal and social contexts of treatment decisions made by cancer patients concerning complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and also the process through which cancer patients reach cam decisions throughout the cancer trajectory. METHODS We selected and reviewed a variety of CAM decision-making models published in the past 10 years within the Canadian health literature. RESULTS The cam decision-making process is influenced by a… CONTINUE READING