April 2014 John Weeks Integrator Round-Up: Resources
ACCAHC, a consortium of integrative health and medicine educators, posts free presentations, posters, papers, newsletters from 2005 presentThe Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Care (ACCAHC) has created a new set of Useful Resources that can be freely accessed by theACCAHC, a consortium of integrative health and medicine educators, posts free presentations, posters, papers, newsletters from 2005-presentThe Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Care (ACCAHC) has created a new set of Useful Resources that can be freely accessed by the community. Included is some of the work-product of this interprofessional academic group, founded in 2014, with which I am involved. Included are 11 papers, 4 posters and 25 presentations, plus various media links, podcasts, and meeting materials for past Biennial Meetings. ACCAHC’s core membership includes 17 national organizations and nearly two dozen individual colleges and universities linked to the licensed integrative health and medicine fields. The resources include significant work in interprofessional care, integration competencies, national policy, and promotion of whole practice/system research as a priority in research funding.Comment: Renee Clugston did the work of putting these up. For me, this effort was a remarkable review of work engaged since the founding of ACCAHC, under the direction of Pamela Snider, ND, in 2004. Take a look. We hope it is useful to some of you.Naturopathic Doctor News & Reviews releases free, online directory of 9 years of publicationsThe Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews (NDNR) has announced the release of the Library, a free online directory of 9 years of back-issues in an e-version format. This clinician-focused monthly includes among its contributors the presidents of the accredited naturopathic universities, naturopathic associations, and leaders in a diverse range of naturopathic modalities. The Library can be accessed on any web-enabled device, such as a smartphone, tablet, PC, or laptop. E-version readers can perform keyword searches within individual articles, print, and access additional content found only on NDNR.Comment: The NDNR, originally a labor of love for its founders, quickly lived up to its present self-description on its site: "Starting in 2005, NDNR is the leading clinical information resource for naturopathic physicians in North America. It serves as a dynamic voice for the advancement of naturopathic medicine by informing and educating physicians in the recent developments of the practice of natural medicine. NDNR includes current protocols, practice management, business development, marketing, clinical research, news and more."ACCAHC's 2nd edition of heralded text on integrative health disciplines in team care era available in e-versions, books, and as free PDFAn integrative academic consortium has posted a release on the publication of the 2nd edition and e-version of its heralded Clinician's and Educators' Desk Reference on the Licensed Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Professions. The text, developed by the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) in partnership with leading national organizations for the disciplines covered, was developed in the context of the mode toward interprofessionalism and team care. "Quality team care rests on quality information," notes Elizabeth Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA, the book's lead author, a member of the Institute of Medicine's Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, and ACCAHC's chair. She adds: "We undertook this project to provide this platform to expand the kinds of integrative, team-based practice that increasing numbers of patients are not only choosing, but demanding." The book is available in multiple formats: as paperback, as a free downloadablepdf, as an iBook (in the iTunes Store) for the Kindle, and as an ePub file. Read a recent review of the CEDR here. For comments from educators from over a dozen disciplines on the CEDR, please click here.Comment: It is remarkable how guaranteed the response of even those imbedded for decades in this movement are to this text, with which I have been involved and am a co-author: I was surprised by what I didn't know - even about my own profession. My own fancy with this text is that all of the fields would realize that this is a book - because of its origin in partnership - in which every field can have say over their profession's portrait as it is encountered by others. Would it not be a good thing to given all health professions students a more elevated view than them seeing each field through the lens of a single author's biases.