Supportive care in cancer:
- wilderness therapy
- other CAM modalities
- self-help techniques.
Miek Jong (PhD) is the head of NAFKAM, professor in Health Services Research at the UiT Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway, and lecturer in Public Health at Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Prof Jong serves as a member of several scientific advisory and management boards of foundations and organizations in Europe in the field of CAM and Integrative Medicine (IM).
She has more than 15 years of experience with investigating the effectiveness and safety of CAM and IM modalities such as meditation, yoga, hypnotherapy, anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, guided imagery, massage, herbs, nutrition and dietary supplements.
Prof Jong earned her master degree in Medical Biology in 1993 from the University of Amsterdam, and her PhD in Medicine in 1997 at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She immigrated to Sweden in 2018, and to Norway in 2020.
Prof Jong’s particular interests include supportive care in cancer, with specific focus on wilderness therapy in addition to other CAM modalities and self-help techniques.
She has published more than 150 papers, articles, proceedings and book chapters.
Head of NAFKAM:
Head responsibility for NAFKAM's overall scientific and administrative activities.
The centre's foremost spokesperson, and leading the development and implementation of research and dissemination activity on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in accordance with the strategies as established with the Norwegian Directorate of Health, the NAFKAM advisory board and UiT.