1st Edition

Handbook of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine Education, Practice, and Research Volume 3: Research Evidence Based Clinical Practice

By Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi Copyright 2025
    336 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Six volumes combine to make up the Handbook of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine: Education, Practice and Research, which describes the education, practice, and research related issues of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine; and its efficacy and safety in treating diseases and health conditions. Further the volumes review integrative medicine around the world to share the best practice and experiences in terms of education, practice and research; and identify the challenges and suggest recommendations to overcome the identified challenges.

    The 20 chapters of Volume 3 focus on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine research related issues. It begins with a history of complementary, alternative, and integrative alternative medicine research and continues with coverage of the different research issues such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) research importance, plan, proposal, fund, ethical issues, study designs, methods, advantages and disadvantages for each method, best practices in CAM research, and publications.

     

    Key Features:

    ·         Describes the complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine research related issues

    ·         Describes the complementary and alternative medicine importance, plan and fund issues.

    ·         Describes the complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine research methodology with examples.

    ·         Describes the challenges of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine research and suggest recommendations to overcome the challenges.

     

    1. History of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research. 2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Importance, Plan and Fund. 3. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Proposal and Literature Review. 4. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Ethical Issues. 5. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Qualitative Methods. 6. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Quantitative Methods. 7. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Mixed Methods. 8. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Meta-analysis. 9. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: clinical trials. 10. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Health Services. 11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Medicinal Plants/Herbal medicines. 12. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Whole Medical Systems. 13. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Mind-body Medicine. 14. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Manipulation. 15. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Massage, Cupping, and Acupuncture. 16. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Integrative Medicine. 17. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Data Analysis. 18. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Scientific Writing and publications. 19. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Quality and Reporting. 20. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research: Challenges and Recommendations.

    Biography

    Prof. Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, UAE (Previously known as Ajman University). He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (BPharm) from Sana’a University, Yemen and obtained Master and PhD degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. Prof. Yaser has many postgraduate programs certificates including: Training to Teach in Medicine 2023 from Harvard Medical School, Harvard University; Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching from The Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT). He has more than 20 years’ experiences in education, practice and research in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. He has held various academic and professional positions including Deputy Dean and acting dean for Medical Sciences College and Pharmacy college; PharmD program director, Head of Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice department; Head of Teaching & learning committee, Head of Training committee, head of curriculum committee and other committees. Prof.Yaser has supervised/co-supervised many PhD, Master, PharmD and B-Pharm students. He is a reviewer for eight recognized international peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Yaser taught, prepared, designed, and wrote many pharmacy programs for many universities including Master of Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice program; PharmD program and BPharm program; internship/clerkships for Master, PharmD and BPharm programs; more than 30 courses related to Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Social Pharmacy and Patients care.