France: CAM in Paris hospitals
At the closing conference of the CAMbrella International Project, held on 29 November 2012, Dr Catherine Viens-Bitker presented a report on the inclusion of CAM in public hospital care in Paris. An article250 was published on the CAMbrella website, from which we quote:
“The Paris hospitals have adopted a strategic plan to include, evaluate and integrate CAM in their services.”
“(…) the ‘Assistance Publique – Hospitaux de Paris’ (AP-HP) will include CAM services in their routine care programmes.”
“The ‘Assistance Publique – Hospitaux de Paris’ is the organisational body for the public hospitals of the City of Paris. It is the largest hospital system in Europe, about 90.000 health professionals work in it and receive about 4.5 million patients visits per year.”
Dr. Catherine Viens-Bitker is the author of a report that describes how CAM can be incorporated into public hospitals, and she is now leading this process.