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Whole Person Healthcare [3 volumes], Hardcover, 1 Edition by Serlin, Ilene Ava

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0000275992314
0275992314

Publication Date: 2007-08-30
Hardcover : 1128 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: Serlin, Ilene Ava
ISBN-10: 0275992314
ISBN-13: 0000275992314

Product Description Introduced by two giants in the field of medicine, David Spiegel, M.D., of Stanford University and Dean Ornish, M.D., at the University of California, these volumes show how Western and non-Western healing practices―including yoga, meditation, QiGong, art, music, and dance therapy―are being integrated with modern Western medicine and psychology, in hospitals and at nontraditional healthcare facilities. Breaking research on this growing field is featured, as are observations by healthcare professionals who say the new approaches are helping patients―and also helping professionals rediscover their ancient role as healers. Each focused, practical chapter includes a Tool Kit for Change, summarizing major treatment points from a particular perspective. Examples of training templates, funded programs, and treatment protocols are included. Prevention and lifestyle are addressed, as are cures. In this unique set of books, experts from across the country, at the forefront in their fields, explain how, how extensively, and why healthcare is changing to incorporate complementary practices, from yoga, meditation and QiGong, to art, music, and dance therapy. Breaking research on this growing field is featured, as are observations by healthcare professionals who say the new approaches are not only helping patients heal, but also helping professionals rediscover their ancient roles as healers of body, mind, and spirit. Examples of training templates, funded programs, and treatment protocols are included. Each of the focused, practical chapters offers a Tool Kit for Change, summarizing major treatment points from a particular perspective. Prevention and lifestyle are addressed, as are cures. Review "This work presents a vision of health care for the future that honors the whole person--mind, body, and spirit. The three volumes present the expertise of over 80 contributors and editors, who explore integrative approaches and whole person programs. Each has experience in some aspect of whole person health care. Each volume demonstrates the application of mind-body-spirit therapies in a variety of contexts and settings. Volume 1 presents the challenges of current health issues and health behaviors, lays the foundation for the practice of integrative therapies, and offers guides for practitioners in whole person health care. Volume 2 focuses on meaning in illness; the role of the psychological, cognitive, and spiritual aspects of health; and the partnering of health care institutions with spas, resorts, and residential communities. Volume 3 introduces the history and practices of art and ritual in healing. Each chapter concludes with a Tool Kit for Change from professional, participant, and global perspectives. Although other works on holistic health are available, none provides the comprehensive scope of this set. Extensively researched and referenced, it includes helpful figures, tables, and graphs. Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." - Choice "Each of the three volumes covers a different topic: humanizing health care; psychology, spirituality, and health; and the arts and health. With help from doctors, lawyers, psychologists, public health officials, and other contributors, Serlin effectively conveys the message that integrative medicine may be the wave of the future. . . . [T]his set focuses more on the psychological side of integrative medicine than medicine in general. It would be suitable for a college-level audience with interest in complementary alternative medicine, public health, or psychology and psychiatry. It serves as both an introduction to various practices and presents suggestions on their implementations. . . . This set is recommended for academic and health sciences libraries." - Library Journal "I would recommended this set of books for libraries in medical and nursing schools, colleges for training in the arts, and seminaries and clinical pastoral e


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