Closed on Friday, 13 September 2013, 05:00pm (AEST). Submissions are no longer being accepted.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has prepared two draft documents with the aim of promoting awareness amongst clinicians of the importance of discussing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use with their patients.
- Talking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine – a Resource for Clinicians (eight page document) provides information on CAM use and regulation in Australia. It also includes prompts for having a conversation with a patient on considering evidence, effectiveness and potential risks of CAM use.
- Talking to your patients about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (one page document) is a summary document covering the key messages that clinicians could focus on when discussing CAM use with their patients.
NHMRC is seeking feedback from potential users of these documents on their relevance and usability, as well as suggestions on how best to distribute this information to users.
You are invited under Section 13 of the National Health and Medical Research Act (1992) to make a submission to the NHMRC about the draft documents.