262381 Integrative Medicine Team Service in a Hospital Setting: A Training Service

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Jeff Draisin, MD , Institute for Health & Healing, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT , Institute for Health & Healing, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
The hospital based integrative medical team which provides collaborative and coordinated care within the conventional hospital service model is an emerging concept. For over ten years, we have developed a training program and service model incorporating and coordinating massage therapy, guided imagery, expressive arts, spiritual care through hospital chaplaincy, healing harp, and holistic nursing. Our service adapts these practices frequently utilized in wellness, health optimization, and prevention oriented services to the setting of acute illness and injury care. The services are directed towards three objectives:

1. Enhancing patient comfort (ease pain, buffer anxiety and fear, support through isolation and loss) 2. Restoring, cultivating, and enhancing patient self efficacy and self regulation as an active agent in their own health 3. Supporting healthcare professionals in managing the stresses and strains of healing work with serious and life challenging illnesses.

Our growth has provided many key learning's and “best practices” for initiating and evolving an integrative medicine service. We will present our current understanding of the key elements in team organization and communication; linkage with conventional hospital services; practitioner training in discipline specific and collaborative practice skills; and challenges for the future in hospital based integrative medicine services.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
1) Discuss the philosophy, values and effectiveness of hospital based integrative medicine services 2) Identify integrative medicine service modalities and their components 3) Describe a model of integrative medicine service in a hospital setting 4) List the professional competencies of each integrative medicine disciplines practitioners 5) Describe a 3 component training model for integrative medicine services 6) Discuss impediments and obstacles of successful implementation and integration of a hospital based service

Keywords: Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Health Care Delivery

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the administrative supervisor and clinical faculty for the Integrative Medicine Education program at IHH, CPMC for four years. In addition, I supervise our professional service of hospital based massage therapists at four campuses of CPMC.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.