Developing midwifery and complementary medicine collaboration: The potential of interprofessional education?

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Elsevier Science
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2012, 18 (4), pp. 261 - 264
Issue Date:
2012-01
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A higher percentage of referrals to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by midwives can be linked to their af?nity with CAM. However, midwifery education does not commonly include CAM as part of the curriculum leaving potential for misinformation and unsafe practice. An approach to CAM education which encourages collaboration between all care providers is needed to ensure safe, womancentred maternity care. Whilst a number of models have been considered in health education they are not without their limitations when aiming to promote interprofessional collaboration.
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