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)

Brene Brown's Rising Strong:  How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Primary Greatness: The 12 Levers of Success by Stephen Covey.
"The intrinsic rewards of primary greatness . . . integrity, responsibility, and meaningful contribution"
The book, First Things First by S. Covey, offers not a clock for how to do more in less time, but a compass.
"...provides you with a compass, because where you're headed is more important than how fast you're going"
See how small shifts and changes in behavior lay fertile ground for cultural change in the workplace in Margaret Heffernan's Beyond Measure, the big impact of small changes, a 2015 TED book.

The classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by S. Covey.

An Effective Life:  Inspiration about Effectiveness from Dr. Stephen R. Covey.  The basics of Covey's philosophy distilled into quotes and infographics.



Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times by Covey et al.

Arianna Huffington's Thrive:  The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder

No Greater Love—Mother Teresa



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


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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

"The Researcher" resource list was originally available as a perk in our spring fundraiser.

In the spirit of the "gift ideas" and resource recommendations, here is a list of items available through Amazon.  When you follow the links on this page to purchase an item, 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.

Books available through Amazon—just follow these links:


The "Researcher's Resource List"--a pdf compilation of citations of recommended resources and
reading for the beginning or established researcher.  List has been compiled with feedback from the Hospital Practice Handbook community.  Pdf list contains favorite reads and resources to learn more about research in the field, clinical research design, and common research field issue discussions.
If you are interested in this pdf, send me a specific message through the contact page of our website.

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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