Complementary Medicine

Complementary Medicine SIG

Co-Chair: Senz Hamilton
Email: hamiltonsenz@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Lynda Balneaves
Email: lynda.balneaves@nursing.ubc.ca

Do you ever wonder how best to support cancer patients in making safe and informed decisions about complementary medicine? Do you have knowledge and skills related to complementary medicine and cancer that you would like to share with others? Do you wish there were others to talk to about the integration of complementary medicine into cancer care in Canada? The CANO/ACIO Complementary Medicine (CAM) Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a national forum for oncology nurses to:

  • exchange ideas, knowledge, and skills related to CAM
  • promote basic CAM information, education and decision support as part of oncology nursing
  • articulate and promote standards for the integration of evidence-informed CAM into oncology nursing care
  • articulate and promote a national CAM curriculum for oncology nursing education

Membership benefits include professional identification and networking with like-minded colleagues, development of one's own competencies related to CAM and cancer, opportunities to participate in national education and research projects relating to CAM and cancer, and helping to influence the culture of cancer care in Canada that includes CAM.

Join the CANO/ACIO CAM SIG and be a part of addressing a gap in care that is important for both patients and health professionals!

For more information about the Complementary Medicine SIG, please click here to log in and visit our group page.

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2016

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