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The professional role of massage therapists in patient care in Canadian urban hospitals – a mixed methods study

  • Ania Kania-Richmond1Email author,
  • Barb Findlay Reece3,
  • Esther Suter2 and
  • Marja J Verhoef1
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201515:20

Received: 19 August 2014

Accepted: 20 January 2015

Published: 7 February 2015

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20 Jan 2015 Editorially accepted
7 Feb 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12906-015-0536-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Workforce Research & Evaluation, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Canada
Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada