Many Australians report they use complementary medicine, but don't tell their clinicians which may impede treatment.

This resource aims to promote discussions between clinicians and patients about complementary medicine and better equip patients to make informed decisions about their health care.

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Many Australians report that they use complementary medicine (CM) but do not disclose this information to their clinicians. Without a full understanding of their patients’ health practices, it is difficult for clinicians to provide safe and patient-centred healthcare.

The information contained in this resource is for clinicians including medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and allied health professionals. The resource is intended to help clinicians to have collaborative and patient-centred discussions about CM use.