Litigation produces one winner, one loser, and can entail delays, expenses, and damage to relationships. It is important to weigh the potential costs and benefits before filing a lawsuit,and the option of alternative dispute resolution techniques such as arbitration, mediation, fact-finding, and negotiation to pursue a reasoned, practical, and intuitively satisfying resolution.
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Mediation is a healing path: it moves parties to reconcile their differences in an atmosphere that, ideally, improves their connectedness, bridges their separate objectives, and integrates rather than fragmenting through adversarial conduct.
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Efforts to integrate complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, such as chiropractic, acupuncture and oriental medicine, massage therapy, and herbal medicine, into conventional medical settings are creating a variety of negotiation challenges between various stakeholders.
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