Webinar: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Cancer

Supporting Patients and Families in Making Safe and Informed Choices

Presented by: Dr. Lynda Balneaves, Associate Professor and CIHR New Investigator, UBC School of Nursing
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (EST)
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Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe key points about CAM and cancer that are relevant to health professionals working with brain tumour patients and families
  2. Be able to identify credible sources of CAM information and evidence
  3. Articulate a shared decision making (SDM) approach and framework to help patients make CAM decisions

About the Presenter

Dr Lynda Balneaves to present on complementary medicine for brain tumour patientsDr. Lynda Balneaves is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia and an Affiliate Nurse Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency. She also holds a Canadian Institute of Health Research, CIHR New Investigator Award. For the past 15 years, Lynda has focused her research program primarily on the health care decisions made by people living with, or at risk for cancer. She has a special interest in how individuals and families touched by cancer can be best supported in making safe and informed treatment decisions about complementary medicine (CAM). To this end, Lynda has been involved in numerous nationally-funded projects that have explored the treatment decision-making processes and information needs of cancer patients who are using CAM. In addition, Lynda has been a co-investigator on several research studies that have examined the efficacy of select CAM modalities.

Find information about all of this year's webinars and workshops for Health Care Professionals here.

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