Traditional Chinese Medicine and heart disease: what does Western medicine and nursing science know about it?

Davidson, Patricia, Hancock, Karen, Leung, Dominic, Ang, Esther, Chang, Esther, Thompson, David R. and Daly, John (2003) Traditional Chinese Medicine and heart disease: what does Western medicine and nursing science know about it?. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2 3: 171-181. doi:10.1016/S1474-5151(03)00057-4


Author Davidson, Patricia
Hancock, Karen
Leung, Dominic
Ang, Esther
Chang, Esther
Thompson, David R.
Daly, John
Title Traditional Chinese Medicine and heart disease: what does Western medicine and nursing science know about it?
Journal name European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-5151
1873-1953
Publication date 2003-01-01
DOI 10.1016/S1474-5151(03)00057-4
Open Access Status
Volume 2
Issue 3
Start page 171
End page 181
Total pages 11
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Abstract BACKGROUND: Interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is growing rapidly beyond China.This interest is driven by a combination of factors including recognition of potential benefits of TCM; dissatisfaction with the traditional Western medical model; an increasing commitment to holistic care and increasing evidence for the interaction of psychological factors and outcomes of disease and treatment and health consumer demand.AIMS: This review article was prompted by the need to understand and interpret the increasing trend towards the use of TCM in heart disease.In particular, this article defines and describes TCM, and analyses implications and challenges for Western health care delivery models.LITERA TURE SEARCH: This article provides a review of accessible evidence, to English speaking health care professionals.The CINAHL, MEDLINE, HealthSTAR, Academic ASAP and Cochrane databases were searched, identifying literature published from 1982.Sear ch engines on the Internet were also used.Examples of keywords used were ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ and ‘heart’. CONCLUSION: Difficulties in accessing information regarding TCM have implications for health education in coronary heart disease and patient safety.The rapid uptake of TCM in both Western and Chinese societies mandates an understanding of the principles and potential interactions when TCM is complemented with Western medical treatment for heart disease.Development of this knowledge and understanding is essential in order to provide safe and effective health care to patients who use combination therapies
Keyword Traditional Chinese Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine
Heart disease
evidence-based practice
health care

 
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