Education, Medical, Continuing

Publication Title: 
Journal of Cancer Education: The Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

BACKGROUND: Following a survey of health professionals' familiarity with 19 non-pharmacologic interventions for cancer pain, evidence-based continuing education sessions were conducted on the five therapies about which the professionals reported being most interested in learning more. METHODS: Three months following the education sessions, the original questionnaire was re-administered. Responses from the original survey were compared with those on the post-education survey.

Author(s): 
Zaza, C.
Sellick, S.
Publication Title: 
California Medicine

To serve the interests of members and to function in the public interest, the California Medical Association must set policies and take positions on current issues affecting the health care of Californians. These policies then guide the activities of the Association in fulfilling its leadership role and its responsibility to the public.Delegates, elected by the membership of CMA's component medical societies, meet annually to deliberate and determine the policies and courses of action for the Association.

Publication Title: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Author(s): 
Wallace, J. D.
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

Most medical and complementary medicine practitioners will have some awareness of the government-driven requirement to set and maintain explicit standards for education and professional development. For many doctors, revalidation has become a concern because they worry that it will raise the requirements for practice and increase bureaucratic documentation in support of the process. For those who have integrated complementary practices into their work within the National Health System, issues of registration and regulation add a further complication.

Author(s): 
Tait, Jo
Cummings, Mike
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

OBJECTIVE: The goal of this paper is to describe the characteristics of physicians and their interventions in a large, multicentre randomised trial of acupuncture for tension-type headache known as ART TTH, in order to enable acupuncturists to assess the study interventions. METHODS: Participating physicians were recruited whose qualifications met or surpassed those of physicians currently accredited for providing acupuncture by state health funding agencies in Germany.

Author(s): 
Melchart, Dieter
Streng, Andrea
Hoppe, Andrea
Brinkhaus, Benno
Becker-Witt, Claudia
Hammes, Michael
Irnich, Dominic
Hummelsberger, Josef
Willich, Stefan N.
Linde, Klaus

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