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Current challenges and future directions for naturopathic medicine in Australia: a qualitative examination of perceptions and experiences from grassroots practice

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, January 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Current challenges and future directions for naturopathic medicine in Australia: a qualitative examination of perceptions and experiences from grassroots practice
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-15
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Authors

Jon Lee Wardle, Jon Adams, Chi-Wai Lui, Amie Elizabeth Steel

Abstract

Naturopaths are an increasingly significant part of the healthcare sector in Australia, yet despite their significant role there has been little research on this practitioner group. Currently the naturopathic profession in Australia is undergoing a period of rapid professional growth and change. However, to date most research exploring the perceptions of naturopaths has been descriptive in nature and has focused on those in leadership positions rather than grassroots practitioners. This article explores the perceptions and experiences of practising naturopaths on the challenges and future directions of their profession.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 97 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 61 61%
Student > Master 8 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 6%
Student > Postgraduate 5 5%
Researcher 5 5%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 1 1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 17%
Social Sciences 8 8%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 4 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2013.
All research outputs
#1,113,618
of 13,338,904 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#252
of 2,705 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21,114
of 251,150 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#29
of 226 outputs
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