Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the Older Adult

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Course Description
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has emerged as a legitimate field of inquiry during the last several decades. Years of research are currently yielding information as to its safety, efficacy and applications. This module provides a brief overview of complementary and alternative medicine (often referred to as integrative medicine) and its potential contribution to the lives of older adults.
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Learning Objectives
1. Resolve the CAM case study.
2. Identify specific CAM practices for a variety of aging issues.
3. List the five domains of complementary and alternative therapy as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
4. Describe complementary and alternative therapy, and integrative medicine.
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Credit /CEU
1.25 Credit Hours possible
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