Knowledge Hub

This material consists of a webinar identifying what CAMs are, why consumers (families of children with health conditions such as CP) may want to use CAMs and how health professionals can communicate with families about this. It also includes resources from CanChild website about some specific CAMs ( HBOT and Orthotics) and other resources about evidence based practice.

Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs)

Knowledge Hub

This material consists of a webinar identifying what CAMs are, why consumers (families of children with health conditions such as CP) may want to use CAMs and how health professionals can communicate with families about this. It also includes resources from CanChild website about some specific CAMs ( HBOT and Orthotics) and other resources about evidence based practice.

Synopsis of resource

The several resources are presented here – all links to CanChild’s website – include a 50-minute webinar and Keeping Current materials produced over the past several years by CanChild colleagues. 

Key learning outcomes

  • Professionals need to know about and understand the wide range of ‘complementary and alternative’ therapies (CAMs), both old and new, to which families are exposed. 
  • Many CAMs are based on strange ideas about disability and science 
  • Many CAMs promise far more than they can deliver, and require considerable resources of time and money. 
  • Health professionals need to have an understand of CAMs and an approach to counselling families who seek our advice about them. 
Peter

Author

Peter Rosenbaum, M.D., FRCP (C) Professor of Pediatrics since 1984, and held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair 2001- 2014. In 1989, Peter co-founded the award-winning CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. He and CanChild have received numerous award for their work from around the world.

Peter has held > 85 research grants and contributed to > 350 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has been an invited lecturer and keynote speaker in >30 countries, has worked with almost 80 graduate students, and has been a graduate supervisor or committee member at several universities.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAMs): What are the Issues and Why are they so Heated?

Link to CanChild Resource here.

Three paper-based reports have been created by CanChild colleagues: