Table 2.

Model of Enhanced Communication Around TM/CAM in New Mexico

TM/CAM = traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine.
Need to perceive opennessNeed to demonstrate openness
Need to perceive respectNeed to demonstrate respect
Need to perceive interestNeed to demonstrate interest
Use driven by cultural identityNeed to initiate discussion
Use driven by family historyCan ask about TM/CAM in acute setting
Use driven by proximity to homeCan still be clinical and evidence-based
Do not have outward characteristicsNeed not be content experts