- Are you researcher interested in designing studies in the field of integrative health/integrative medicine?
- Are you an integrative health (IH) program director, designated IH "champion" for your department or facility, or the program lead?
- Are you a integrative health clinician looking to design your clinical metrics?
- 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
- Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine
- Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Establishing an Evidence Base by Hugh MacPherson, Richard Hammerschlag, George Lewith, and Schnyer
- Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare by Volker Schneid and Hugh MacPherson
- Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies: Principles, Problems and Solutions by George Thomas Lewith, Wayne B. Jonas, and Harald Walach
- Clinicians’ &Educators’ Desk Reference on the Integrative Health & Medicine Professions by Elizabeth Goldblatt, Pamela Snider, and Beth Rosenthal, and Renee Motheral Clugston
- Science of the Heart, vol. 2 by Rollin McCraty. The science behind HeartMath (breathing techniques, meditation, brain waves, neuroscience, biofeedback)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Check out the ideas at gifts for the graduate medical/healthcare student
- Research review blogposts:
- 2018 acupuncture and fascia literature review
- biomechanisms of NSAIDs and electroacupuncture pain relief pathways
- Mel Hopper Koppleman and her work with EBA:
- The field of acupuncture research in 10 minutes
- Evidence based Acupuncture and EBA Connect
- Key papers to know when discussing acupuncture with a physician
- Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and their Researcher's Resource webpage
- See list from #3 and #1 above and
- Books on Amazon or your Library
- If you are on a limited (grad student) budget, see if these are available through your local library in physical form or through Overdrive (electronic database public libraries and academic libraries subscribe to) or Libby (app)
- all the books listed in #1 above plus
- Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 5th edition by John Creswell
- Evidence-based Nursing: The Research Practice Connection by Sarah Jo Brown
- Designing Clinical Research by Stephen B. Hulley
- Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice by Geri LoBiondo-Wood, the award-winning 8th edition or the newer 9th edition.
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.
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Related Information on Resources and/or Gift Ideas
- the Gift Idea page
- Integrative Medicine, the philanthropic movement into Mainstream Medicine--want to learn more?
- Creating Resources to Grow and Connect the Integrative Medicine Community
- Supporting our Hospital Administrators and Department Heads who are incorporating Integrative Medicine and Integrative Health professionals and paradigms into their programs