How Healing Works: And What It Means for Healthcare
Presented by: Wayne Jonas, MD
We now know that most of health – possibly up to 80 percent – 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. How can we integrate these health determinants into our routine practice?
In this session, Dr. Jonas will describe a simple, systematic approach called a Healing Oriented Practices and Environments (HOPE) visit, which helps patients tap into their inherent healing capacity. Drawing on the most rigorous scientific evidence available, he will show that by adding some simple questions and tools to your office practice, you can quickly move toward more patient-centered, integrative healthcare and enhance your patients healing for any chronic disease.