Archive for May, 2018

Healing Tool Series: The Patient Revolution

A website to help patients get better healthcare by talking to their doctors about their lives and goals. “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Patients and their family members This tool was created by: Knowledge and […]

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Archive for May, 2018

How Our Government Can Improve Our Healthcare System

It’s clear that the US healthcare system needs changing. The costs are too high and the results too poor. The system also needs changing because our patients have changed. What we get mostly from healthcare was built on an acute care model to treat illness – usually applied at late stages. That approach no longer […]

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Archive for May, 2018

Healing Tool Series: Minimally Disruptive Medicine

A theory-based approach to care for complex patients focused on a patient’s life and health goals and providing the smallest treatment burden that is effective “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Providers  This tool was […]

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Archive for May, 2018

Understanding the Value of the Placebo Effect

The placebo effect is more than just a sugar pill. Outcomes are affected by factors including the label or name of the treatment, the cost of the treatment, the location and route of delivery, authority of the deliverer, and the message given along with the delivery. Even the belief of the patient, the belief of […]

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Archive for May, 2018

Healing Tool Series: Starting the Conversation on Diet

A brief screening instrument designed for non-dietitians in clinical practices for assessing patients’ diet and guiding nutritional counseling. “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Providers This tool was created by: The Center for Health Promotion and […]

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The Four Dimensions of Healing Everyone Should Know About

Only about 15 to 20 percent of health-related outcomes are attributable to medical interventions. The rest are related to health behaviors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking status, with the physical, social, and economic environment affecting a person’s ability to make healthy choices and accessing medical care. The social, behavioral, environmental, and spiritual components […]

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Archive for May, 2018

There Is More to the Healing Process Than You Think

Only about 15 to 20 percent of health-related outcomes are attributable to medical interventions. Nonmedical determinants have a great impact on health. The rest are related to health behaviors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking status, with the physical, social, and economic environment affecting a person’s ability to make healthy choices and access medical […]

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Archive for May, 2018

Healing Tool Series: Personalized Care Planning for Medically Complex Patients in Primary Care

Journal article about using personalized care plan to improve care for medically complex, high-need patients. “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Providers This tool was created by:Samuel T. Edwards, MD, MPH, David A. Dorr, MD, […]

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