Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice: Acute Oncology & Complex Medical Conditions
Too often we hear of complementary therapies only being accepted in the field of long term conditions and as part of palliative care of patients in the last year of life. We would like hear from researchers and clinicians providing CAM/Complementary Therapies during hospital care and alongside conventional treatments for patients with complex and acute conditions.
We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that investigate therapeutic effects of CAM/Complementary Therapies for patients undergoing complex medical treatments. We would encourage submission from all fields of work including qualitative and quantitative work, case series, controlled trials and review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Clinical research of CAM/Complementary Therapies in the management of acute medical conditions – e.g. Acute Oncology, Perioperatively, HIV, Intensive Care, Accident and Emergency, medical procedures and investigations (e.g. scans, cannulation).
• Safety and efficacy of CAM/Complementary Therapies in the management of acute medical conditions/symptoms e.g. chemotherapy related nausea, post operative pain
• Basic theories and experimental research within the context of complex conditions
• Review articles in the context of acute complex medical conditions
NB. Please note we welcome papers on palliative care but not for this special edition.
Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines (http://www.complementarytherapiesinmedicine.com/). If authors have any questions about the suitability of their potential submission, they can contact the Lead Guest Editor to discuss the matter.
Authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the online submission system (http://ees.elsevier.com/ctcp/) according to the following timetable:
Manuscript due No later than 14th February 2014
First round of reviews March – April 2014
Publication date November 2014
Lead Guest Editor
Dr Peter Mackereth, Clinical Lead Complementary Health & Wellbeing Services, The Rehabilitation Unit. The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester, M20 4BX; Peter.Mackereth@christie.nhs.uk