– Dr. Wayne Jonas
"Our patients need us to apply the best science."
Well-Be – Apr. 3 2020
How the Placebo Effect Heals – A Discussion with Adrienne-Nolan Smith of patient-advocacy group Well-Be.
Healio Rheumatology – March 2020
The context for understanding medical treatment is crucial. I prefer calling the “placebo effect” the “meaning and context” effect.
Physicians Practice – Mar. 19, 2020
Burnout remains a major concern for many medical professionals. However, we can learn what matters to each patient by using good questions and listening skills.
Healio Primary Care – Jan. 23, 2020
Dr. Jonas discusses how to adapt your practice to a health care system that is quickly shifting away from the fee-for-service model and toward value-based care.
OC Register – June 3, 2019
Describes the Samueli Foundation’s effort to increase access to integrative health in Southern California
New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst – May 15, 2019
Commentary with Drs. Eric Schoomaker, Tracy Gaudet and James Marzolf
STAT News – Oct. 31, ’17
“Many people call the current crisis an opioid epidemic. But what we really have is a chronic pain mismanagement problem.”
Journaling as Self-Care
HOT 110117 Keynote
HOPE NOTE for Physicians
What is Integrative Health?
HOPE Note for Patients
On Physician Burnout
Pain and Opioids in the Military: We Must Do Better.
Authored by Wayne B. Jonas, MD and Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (RET) in Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine
“For reasons of current and future national strength, and most important, the suffering of service members and veterans, we must transform ourselves in the way we manage pain. We can and must be better.”
Are Invasive Procedures Effective for Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review
Authored by Wayne B. Jonas, MD, Cindy Crawford, Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, Levente Kriston, PhD, Klaus Linde, MD, PhD, Bruce Moseley, MD, and Karin Meissner
Assesses the evidence for the safety and efficacy of invasive procedures for reducing chronic pain and improving function and health-related quality of life compared with sham (placebo) procedures.
Salutogenesis: The Defining Concept for a New Healthcare System
Authored by Wayne B Jonas, MD; Ronald A Chez, MD; Katherine Smith, MPH; Bonnie
Sakallaris, PhD in Global Advances in Health and Medicine May 2014.
“We believe that providing medical care in an [Optimal Healing Environment] founded in the principals of salutogenesis is a central way to sustain, support, and enrich quality of life while reducing costs for both the practitioner and the patients for whom we have the privilege of providing medical care.”
To what extent are surgery and invasive procedures effective beyond a placebo response? A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised, sham controlled trials
Authored by Wayne B Jonas, Cindy Crawford, Luana Colloca, Ted J Kaptchuk, Bruce Moseley, Franklin G Miller, Levente Kriston, Klaus Linde, Karin Meissner in BMJ Open
“The evidence from available sham controlled trials indicates that invasive procedures are not clearly more effective than sham procedures for various chronic pain conditions including endometriosis, back pain, arthritis, angina and migraine. There is evidence to support surgical interventions for GERD and limited evidence to support the use of balloon insertion for obesity.”
The Ritual of Hyperbaric Oxygen and Lessons for the Treatment of Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms in Military Personnel
Authors: Charles W. Hoge, MD; Wayne B. Jonas, MD
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine
“This is an exemplary clinical trial that teaches us important lessons. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment does not work, but the ritual of the intervention does.”
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Guide to Developing an Integrative Health Model
Providers need the evidence behind the most commonly used CAM and self-care approaches. Dr. Jonas shows when and how to refer to outside practitioners.
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