"Integrative Oncology: The Potential of Interprofessional Collaboration" by Prof. Claudia Witt MD, MBA is Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Interprofessionalism at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich and Director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich
L'IUFRS organise des midi-conférences ouvertes à tous sur différents thèmes relatifs aux sciences infirmières.
Friday 29 March 2019 (13h00 - 14h00) - CHUV - Auditoire Auguste Tissot
In cancer care interprofessional collaboration is proposed as a key modality for
improving quality of care. The increasing interest of cancer patients in complementary medicine
(CM) as contrasted with heterogeneous evidence about the effectiveness of different CM
interventions makes it a topic of interest during oncology consultations. However, health
professionals often feel not adequately trained to answer patients’ questions on CM and the
advice provided by different disciplines and professions to cancer patients is often contradictory.
The lecture will highlight threats and opportunities arising from this situation; and inform about
the available CM evidence and how this knowledge can be integrated in an interprofessional
context to improve patient care.