Perspectives on Whole Systems Research Brien, Hok, Lewith, Sundberg, Eardley

Perspectives on a whole systems research model: developing pragmatic and generalisable research strategies Chair: T Falkenberg, G Lewith Based on our ability to listen meaningfully, how do CAM practitioners make clinical decisions (using the homeopathic consultation and decision-making as an example) Sarah Brien Using a qualitative, explorative approach to analyze exceptional experiences of cancer patients using CAM Johanna Hök How do we begin to decide best practice (strengths and weaknesses) using Chinese herbal medicine as an exemplar? Lewith, George Mixed methods research evaluating integrative medicine within primary care for neck- and backpain. Tobias Sundberg Developing a research strategy for a complex intervention: systematic review to clinical trial Susan Eardley