Sunday, December 31, 2017

Reflecting on Leadership, a New Year's reading recommendation list

key words:  resources, recommended reading, leadership, teamwork, reflection
Recommended Reading on Leadership
(some books also available in audio format)
links updated 12.15.2018

For the Healthcare Program Leader, Change-Agent, or Integrative Health program "Champion", and Hospital Sponsor, current and future  

General Leadership Book Favorites
If you are looking for related leadership and workplace recommendations in audio or audiovisual form beyond these books, go to our growing list of Lunchtime Listen recommendations.

What are your favorite books on leadership and why?  Please write in the comments.


related blogposts


If you have found these recommendations helpful, please contribute toward the costs of supporting this blog resource and building related resources at our website.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Gift Ideas for the Graduate Medical Student or Health Care Provider

The Graduate Medical Student, Resident, or Practitioner interested in Integrative Health
some gift ideas
list and links updated 11.30.2018

Bates’ Pocket Guide available in paperback and Kindle formats
Case Studies to Accompany Bates’ Guide available in paperback and Kindle formats
Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, MD.  Paperback and Kindle formats.
Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Educated Heart, a practical guide to professional boundaries by Nina McIntosh
Griffin's Hospitals:  What They Are and How They Work

Deepak Chopra books

 Sebastian Junger
Tribe:  On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger, author of War and The Perfect Storm.   

Yeti Mug—keep your student hydrated and liquid stays hot or stays cold for the entire clinical shift or study session. 

68oz Thermos insulated (by Thermos)

RFID-blocking wallet--to protect your hospital ID card and other cards (credit cards)
RFID-blocking wallet, Trayvax company  Such as
Trayvax Ascent, Trayvax Element, Trayvax Axis, and Trayvax Contour and more at their website.

See the Gift Idea page for more inspiration and links to fair trade coffee and chocolate


The Integrative Medicine Researcher

www.thehospitalhandbook.com
updated 12.15.2018

  1. Are you researcher interested in designing studies in the field of integrative health/integrative medicine?
  2. Are you an integrative health (IH) program director, designated IH "champion" for your department or facility, or the program lead?
  3. Are you a integrative health clinician looking to design your clinical metrics?
  4. Or, are you a graduate student looking to understanding more about research in the field?


Each of the above 4 have slightly different resource needs.

  • First, no matter which of the 4 you identify as, I recommend you sign up for the email list to have access to our basic resources and be notified of updates in our resources as they are created.  
  • Second, if you are not finding what you need through the following resource links, please contact me via the website contact page.  Some resources are still in development.  And, I would like feedback if our resources need some updates or improvements.  Thank you.  

In the spirit of the "gift ideas" and resource recommendations, here is a list of items available through Amazon.  When you follow the Amazon affiliate links on this page and purchase an item within a few hours, a few pennies goes toward the Hospital Handbook Project.  However, several of these resources are not available from Amazon, so we drafted a resource pdf of bibliographies, etc.  If you are interested in that pdf, please contact me through the contact page on the website.

(1) The Researcher interested in Designing Studies in the Integrative Health Field
Books available through Amazon—just follow these links:
(2) The Integrative Health Program Director or Program Champion

  • We have a growing resource list.  The basics are in this post.
  • When you are ready to dive deeper and into more specifics for a specialty or program or research and pilot studies in that specific field, please contact us via the website for the "Researcher's Resource List" and other specifics you are interested in, such as published citations of work.
  • We recently (2018) started an interview series, to be identified with the keyword tag "interview series".  The first published interview is with Dr. John Burns of Aurora Health system of Wisconsin and their Emergency Department program.  If you, your program, or facility would like to sponsor or co-sponsor this series or similar work, contact me via the website.

www.thehospitalhandbook.com
(3) The Integrative Health Clinician interested in clinical metrics

  • Courses:  we are creating short courses on basics of using metrics in clinical practice, based on feedback from the community
  • Follow these tags/keywords in the blog and the website: 
    • metrics, research literacy, study design, grants and funding, interview series, webinar series
  • and look at suggestions in #4 below.

(4) The Graduate Student Looking to Understand more about Research in the Field 


What is the Researcher's Resource List?

  • This is a pdf compilation of citations of recommend resources for the beginning or established researcher interested in the field of integrative health and particularly acupuncture.  The list has been compiled with feedback from the Hospital practice Handbook Project community.  It contains favorite reads and resources on clinical research design, published research and pilot studies, and common research field issue discussions.  If you are interested in this pdf, send me a specific message through the contact page of the website.


Thank you for supporting this work!  You can support this work directly through the website from buying me a cup of coffee while I draft resources, supporting operating costs for a day, or sponsoring a newsletter.  Thank you. 
https://www.thehospitalhandbook.com/support-the-project/

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Related Information on Resources and/or Gift Ideas

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Most Popular Posts of Autumn


Autumn Blogroll Review

For an update on the Hospital Practice Handbook Project work, please see In November, the Chum Salmon Run.

This Autumn, I did a series of posts related to the opioid epidemic as several major reference papers and recommendations for non-pharmacologic therapies from national organizations have come out over the past year.  Currently, the most popular of these posts is The Medication Review and Calculating the Morphine Equivalent Dose (MEQ) which, while reviewing how to recognize common opioid medications, also has links to several good resources on opioid safety training for both allied health and primary care providers.
Medication Review and Review of Systems:  Opioid Med side effects
The White Paper:  Acupuncture's Role in the Opioid Epidemic
Joint Commission Pain Management Standard update
37 Attorney Generals Push Incentives for Non-Pharm Pain Relief Therapy

The Lunchtime Listen series continues to be popular, particularly Duke University's Launching an Integrative Health ProgramCheck out the latest installment of the series with Opioid Epidemic.


Previous Blogroll Reviews
Most Popular Posts of the Spring Fundraiser