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 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:
- ROSENBAUM: The first is a report on Hyperbaric Oxygen: https://www.canchild.ca/en/resources/212-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-hbot-as-a-treatment-for-cerebral-palsy
- ROSENBAUM and STEWART: The second and third were a pair of reports prepared for an insurance company: https://www.canchild.ca/en/resources/169-alternative-and-complementary-therapies-for-children-and-youth-with-brain-injury-part-1-controversies
- LAW and TEPLICKY: https://www.canchild.ca/en/resources/199-alternative-and-complementary-therapies-casts-splints-and-orthoses-lower-extremity