Saturday, March 30, 2019

Research Thursdays Summary for March 2019

key words:  research literacy, funding and grants, sharing related research in the field, research in integrative health

The March Research Roundup

Review of the "Research and Metrics Thursdays" theme from the public Facebook Page and newsletter

At the Hospital-practice Handbook Project, we encourage practitioners to cultivate mentor-relationships and practice research literacy.

Recommended Research Reads this Month
Reviewing the Basics

Bodywork/Massage Therapy
  • The Massage Therapy Foundation is hosting a free webinar series on the basics of research on select days in 2019.  The first one was in February 2019, "Why Research?".  Go here for the recording.   They also offere a continuing education credit for watching the episode, just go to their website.  
  • Research Perch podcast episode: "Massage Therapy in Outpatient Cancer Care part 1"  
  • Research Perch podcast episode follow up, "Massage Therapy in Outpatient Cancer Care part 2".  
    • But, this episode dives into translational research can inform clinical practice.  Asking questions like:  where did this come from?  why do we do that?  Just because something is common doesn't mean it is right.  What is the therapeutic benefit for the patient?  Is that model a business model or a model based on patient-centered care and therapeutic benefit?  Treatment frequency, time in treatment, therapy used, tracking functional measures, etc.  This is a good listen for any clinician in the field of integrative health.

Humanism in Healthcare and Clinician Resilience
Research Conferences
  • The 2019 International Massage Therapy Research Conference will be May 9-10, 2019 in Alexandria, VA.  "IMTRC 2019 will feature keynote speaker Helene Langevin, MD, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), and panel sessions on pain management and addressing the opioid epidemic with massage therapy.  Education sessions will explore the use of therapeutic massage for arthritis, breast cancer, low back pain, and anxiety."  

Funding Announcements

For more on the topic of research
  • follow the tag/label in this blog for "research literacy"

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