American Medical Student Association
March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How Healing Works: And What it Means for Healthcare
We now know that most of health – possibly up to 80% – comes from factors outside of what we usually do in the clinic or hospital. The primary determinants of health involve social, environmental, lifestyle and complementary medicine factors that few clinicians learn to deliver. For those who are thinking about entering the field of primary care, you may wonder, how can we integrate these health determinants into routine practice? In this talk, I will describe a simple, systematic approach called a HOPE (Healing Oriented Practices and Environments) visit, that helps patients tap into their inherent healing capacity. Drawing on the most rigorous scientific evidence available, I will show that by adding some simple questions and tools to an office practice, you can quickly move toward more patient-centered, integrative healthcare and enhance your patients’ healing for any chronic disease.