Hong Kong Med J 2012;18(Suppl 6):S27-9
Attitude toward traditional Chinese medicine among allopathic physicians in Hong Kong
S Griffiths, V Chung, EK Yeoh, E Wong, CH Lau, P Mok
School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. Hong Kong western medicine doctors emphasise evidence-based practice over patient choice when considering traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
2. The lack of opportunity to expose to the practice and scientific basis of TCM during western medical training should be redressed.
3. Better understanding of the regulations might promote collaboration between western medicine and TCM practitioners.
4. Establishing a TCM and allopathic medicine inter-professional collaboration platform may help the development of integrated pluralistic care, which could in turn be more responsive to the health behaviours of the Hong Kong population.