Examining the relationship between complementary and integrative medicine and rural general practice: a focus upon health services research

Wardle, Jon, Adams, Jon, Broom, Alex and Sibbritt, David (2013). Examining the relationship between complementary and integrative medicine and rural general practice: a focus upon health services research. In Jon Adams, Parker Magin and Alex Broom (Ed.), Primary health care and complementary and integrative medicine: practice and research (pp. 115-132) London, United Kingdom: Imperial College Press. doi:10.1142/9781848169784_0007

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Author Wardle, Jon
Adams, Jon
Broom, Alex
Sibbritt, David
Title of chapter Examining the relationship between complementary and integrative medicine and rural general practice: a focus upon health services research
Title of book Primary health care and complementary and integrative medicine: practice and research
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Imperial College Press
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1142/9781848169784_0007
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781848169777
9781848169784
9781299713703
Editor Jon Adams
Parker Magin
Alex Broom
Chapter number 6
Start page 115
End page 132
Total pages 18
Total chapters 10
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Recent research has revealed that complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) is particularly popular amongst rural populations, with a growing body of literature supporting this interpretation (Wardle et al., 2012). Nevertheless, despite long-standing calls for further research in this area (Adams, 2004) very little is known about how, when and why primary health care (PHC) patients utilise CIM and even less is known about the grass-roots interface between CIM and conventional PHC in the context of rural health care.

This chapter draws upon existing literature and an emerging programme of research to examine and understand these features of rural health care delivery and consumption. The chapter also explores a number of issues of concern to rural general practitioners (GPs) on this topic and identifies the major research gaps in this area, as well as introducing some of the possible future work that may help to address such gaps.
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Created: Mon, 11 Mar 2013, 23:13:16 EST by Associate Professor Alexander Broom on behalf of School of Social Science