Learn how to efficiently search for, identify and evaluate complementary & alternative medicine information found on the Web. Complementary Medicine refers to methods intended to enhance or improve modern medical practice such as prevention, nutrition and exercise.
Alternative Medicine can be defined as health related practices and medicines not employed by traditional medical science.
How do we know what is valid information about complementary medicine practices or alternative medical traditions? How will you teach others to be critical of fraudulent or exploitative information? You will learn about and use information resources that clarify different alterative medicine traditions and discover websites that provide warnings of dangerous practices, side effects or complications.
Diane Kovacs will guide you through an array of complementary & alternative medicine information published on the Internet by credible sources; moreover, research supported or otherwise critically reviewed by knowledgeable, qualified practitioners.
This is a Medical Library Association approved Continuing Education course. Participants will receive 6 CE credits from MLA with a chance to complete up to 8.
- Avoiding fraudulent or exploitative information
- Credible information substantiated by research
- Sites that warn of dangers and complications of alternative or complementary medicine.
- Alternative medicine traditions
- Faith/Spiritual Support
- Nutrition & Exercise
- Wellness & Prevention
- PubMed - Limit - Complementary Medicine Subset
- NIH - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine