Complementary therapists' training and cancer care: a multi-site study.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/109255
Title:
Complementary therapists' training and cancer care: a multi-site study.
Authors:
Mackereth, Peter A; Carter, Ann; Parkin, Sam; Stringer, Jacqui; Caress, Ann-Louise; Todd, Chris; Long, Andrew; Roberts, Dai
Abstract:
PURPOSE: To explore professional experience and training of complementary therapists working within cancer care. METHOD: A Questionnaire survey of complementary therapists practising in three cancer care settings in North West England. RESULTS: Respondents (n=51; n=47 female; mean age 50 years, range 23-78 years) had varied career backgrounds; 24 were healthcare professionals who also practised as complementary therapists (nurse n=19; physiotherapist n=3; doctor n=2) whilst 27 were complementary therapists with no prior healthcare background. Twenty-eight respondents reported working as therapists within a supportive and palliative care setting for over 6 years. Forty-seven respondents had undertaken healthcare-related continuing professional development in complementary therapies, although only just over half of the sample (n=27) had received cancer-specific training. Cancer-related complementary therapy training related to the adaptation of therapies and comprised predominantly short courses. There was a lack of standardisation in the training received, nor was it clear how many courses were accredited. CONCLUSION: Findings highlight the need for standardisation of training for complementary therapy provision in cancer care and statutory review of continuing professional development within this emerging field.
Affiliation:
Rehabilitation Department, Christie Hospital Foundation Trust, and University of Derby, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, UK. peter.a.mackereth@christie.nhs.uk
Citation:
Complementary therapists' training and cancer care: a multi-site study. 2009, 13 (5):330-5 Eur J Oncol Nurs
Journal:
European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/109255
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejon.2009.04.009
PubMed ID:
19505850
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1532-2122
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dc.contributor.authorMackereth, Peter Aen
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Annen
dc.contributor.authorParkin, Samen
dc.contributor.authorStringer, Jacquien
dc.contributor.authorCaress, Ann-Louiseen
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorLong, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Daien
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-07T11:03:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-07T11:03:50Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationComplementary therapists' training and cancer care: a multi-site study. 2009, 13 (5):330-5 Eur J Oncol Nursen
dc.identifier.issn1532-2122-
dc.identifier.pmid19505850-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejon.2009.04.009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/109255-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To explore professional experience and training of complementary therapists working within cancer care. METHOD: A Questionnaire survey of complementary therapists practising in three cancer care settings in North West England. RESULTS: Respondents (n=51; n=47 female; mean age 50 years, range 23-78 years) had varied career backgrounds; 24 were healthcare professionals who also practised as complementary therapists (nurse n=19; physiotherapist n=3; doctor n=2) whilst 27 were complementary therapists with no prior healthcare background. Twenty-eight respondents reported working as therapists within a supportive and palliative care setting for over 6 years. Forty-seven respondents had undertaken healthcare-related continuing professional development in complementary therapies, although only just over half of the sample (n=27) had received cancer-specific training. Cancer-related complementary therapy training related to the adaptation of therapies and comprised predominantly short courses. There was a lack of standardisation in the training received, nor was it clear how many courses were accredited. CONCLUSION: Findings highlight the need for standardisation of training for complementary therapy provision in cancer care and statutory review of continuing professional development within this emerging field.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshComplementary Therapies-
dc.subject.meshCredentialing-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Professional-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveys-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshOncologic Nursing-
dc.subject.meshPalliative Care-
dc.subject.meshReference Standards-
dc.titleComplementary therapists' training and cancer care: a multi-site study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRehabilitation Department, Christie Hospital Foundation Trust, and University of Derby, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, UK. peter.a.mackereth@christie.nhs.uken
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursingen
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