- Community survey on integrative oncology
- Research job postings
- Call out for palliative care submissions for JACM
- Metrics--patient-centered outcomes
- Metrics--National Academy of Medicine announces new metrics for measuring "well-being"
- Reviewing the Basics of Research Literacy and Practical Applications for the Healthcare Professional
- The Gold Foundation's Research Roundup--highlights from
- Research Conferences: NCCIH at 20 is this September!
- Funding Announcements
The August Research Roundup
Review of the "Research and Metrics Thursdays" theme from the public Facebook Page and newsletter
Community Survey: What Does Success Look Like in an Integrative Oncology Program?
Please share your wisdom and experience in the survey form. Thank you.
- “Dr. Lauren Atlas’s laboratory is recruiting postdoctoral researchers with expertise in fMRI and affective science to join the Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain to lead new projects on the psychological modulation of pain and emotional experience using high field imaging (7-Tesla MRI). Dr. Atlas’s lab is part of NCCIH’s new intramural program, and affiliated with the Intramural Research Programs of the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)." NCCIH job posting.
- Interested in working at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine? They have been posting job openings this summer. I haven't seen any specific to "acupuncturist", but if you have extra skills and training in research, writing, or program management and want to work there, here is their job listing board.
JACM, a peer reviewed scientific journal focused on integrative health care models, published special issue editions this past year (highlighted in this letter from the editor). If you missed them, the issues were on integrative oncology, whole systems approach to healthcare, and group delivered services.
- Integrative Oncology was published Sept/Oct 2018.
- Multi-Modality Approaches in Integrative Health: Whole Persons, Whole Practices, Whole Systems
- this issue was also highlighted in our April Research Roundup
- For more about a whole systems approach to healthcare being incorporated in healthcare systems today, I recommend reading these posts:
- The VA Whole Health Program, a lunchtime listen recommendation
- The Teaching Kitchen Collaborative and Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives
- Innovation in Group-Delivered Services with IM4US and Centering Healthcare Institute
- Next special focus issue will be on palliative care
Call out for Submissions on Palliative Care & Integrative Health
- “In February 2020, JACM: Paradigm, Practice and Policy Advancing Integrative Health (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine) will publish a Special Focus Issue on Integrative Palliative Care. The goal will be to enhance the natural synergy between integrative health and palliative medicine by drawing research and commentary that examine integrative palliative care."
- Related articles to read for background on integrative health and palliative care synergy, JACM recommends this article from March 2019:
- “Integrative Palliative Care: Enhancing the Natural Synergy Between Integrative Health and Palliative Medicine” by Adler et al.
- citation: Shelley R. Adler, Lucille R. Marchand, and Nancy Heap. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Mar 2019. ahead of print. http://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2019.29063.sra
- Deadline for submissions: October 31st, 2019
- Guidelines for submissions:
- 1. Type of work.
- original research and research reviews in the areas of integrative palliative methods, examinations of multimodal approaches, implementation-related studies including exploration of cost and business models issues, and education research. Other submissions related to this list may be considered, but send JACM your query before officially submitting your work.
- 2. When submitting, select the "special issue on integrative palliative care" manuscript category
- 3. Word limits. For original manuscripts 3,000 words or less. For systematic reviews 4,500 words or less. However, title, abstract, acknowledgments, disclosures, references, and figure legends don't count toward the word limit.
- 4. Commentaries accepted. 500 words or less. topic: reflecting on the next steps for integrative palliative care. Such as controversies in the field, unusual experiences (not case reports), models of care, educational models, etc. Focus on what the challenges and opportunities are for this field at this moment in history.
- Read the announcement here and submit your work soon!
"The Science Behind Integrative Health"
excerpt: "Meet Jeffery A. Dusek, PhD, Director of Research, UH Connor Integrative Health Network. When integrative health is offered within an academic medical center as the UH Connor Integrative Health Network (CIHN) is at UH, understanding the data and science behind its treatments and therapies is crucial. As Francoise Adan, MD, Medical Director of CIHN says, 'While we have hundreds of outstanding patient testimonials from the past several years, those don't gain you reimbursement, or credibility with doubting physicians.' " Read more in this UH article.
- Here's the NAM resource:
- Validated Instruments to Assess Work-Related Dimensions of Well-Being (Metrics)
- related citation: Dyrbye, L.N., D. Meyers, J. Ripp, N. Dalal, S.B. Bird, and S. Sen. 2018. A Pragmatic Approach for Organizations to Measure Health Care Professional Well-Being. NAM Perspectives. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC. https://doi.org/10.31478/201810b
- Learn more about the NAM Clinician Well-Being Series at our concise blogpost here
- Learn more about the importance of metrics in your work by following the Hospital Handbook Project. We are currently tagging blog posts related to metrics with "metrics". You can use the search feature in the blog and type in "metrics" to find related posts.
- If the term "metrics" and/or "performance management metrics" are new to you, sign up for our new series, Basics of Being an Employee in aHealthcare System: Performance Metrics. We have finished recording the series. Just doing the slow work of video editing and note taking. If you sign up, you will be notified when any of it is next published. More information about that here.
Reviewing Research Basics and Their Practical Application for the Healthcare Clinician
- New post just for reviewing research basics and the practical applications as a healthcare clinician 😀
- Posters, "Poster Day at the Hospital", and Poster Presentations: Tips for Better Communication via your poster
- "A Poster is Worth a Thousand Words: Tips for Presenting Posters" with Karen Friedman, ReachMD. audio and video.
- More information on posters and poster presentations specific to the field of acupuncture and integrative health at JASA:
- The August edition of the Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup includes these relate-able articles:
- "Interprofessional learning to improve communication in challenging healthcare conversations: what clinicians learn from each other", Bell SK et al. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2019 Jul 12.
- excerpt from blogpost: "Dr. Sigall Bell and colleagues took a closer look at opportunities for interprofessional learning through a prospective study at Boston Children's Hospital....96% of [the clinicians] who completed the surveys reported that interprofessional interactions improved their learning." The interprofessional communication experiences affected: "(1) stronger teamwork, (2) patient-centered focus, (3) specific communication skills, (4) content-specific knowledge, and (5) shared global values." "The authors conclude that interprofessional workups may service an important role in fostering better communication between practitioners and their patients, as well as improving coordination among interprofessional healthcare teams."
- Parenthood during graduate medical education: a scoping review Stack SW, Eurich KE, Kaplan EA, Ball AL, Mookherjee S, Best JA. Acad Med. 2019 Aug 13
- The patient experience debrief interview: how conversations with hospitalized families influence medical student learning and reflection. Chua IS, Bogetz AL, Bhansali P, Long M, Holbreich R, Kind T, Ottolini M, Park YS, Lineberry M, Hirshfield LE. Acad Med. 2019 Jul 30.
- How does medical education affect empathy and compassion in medical students? A meta-ethnography: BEME Guide No. 57. Krishnasamy C, Ong SY, Loo ME, Thistlethwaite J. Med Teach. 2019 Aug 7:1-12.
- Compassion fatigue among oncologists: the role of grief,sense of failure, and exposure to suffering and death Laor-Maayany R, Goldzweig G, Hasson-Ohayon I, Bar-Sela G, Engler-Gross A, Braun M. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Aug 8
- Read the full (and useful) summaries at the Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup, August 2019 post.
a One Day Conference with the NCCIH Stephen E. Straus lecture
|"NCCIH at 20" conference agenda, Sept.2019|
- Date: 9.23.2019
- You can register for the webcast of this conference at the NCCIH event page.
- This year’s Stephen E. Straus lecture in the science of complementary therapies is: “Why We Need a Pain Revolution: From Science to Practice” with Lorimer Moseley, PhD, professor of clinical neurosciences and chair in physiotherapy at the University of South Australia.
“Dr. Moseley will present the…underlying six target concepts…at the heart of the Pain Revolution, a community pain education and capacity-building program focusing on rural and regional Australia.”
- Learn more at this NIH blogpost.
- The Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR) posted an easy-to-read blogpost on all the current NIH acupuncture research funding announcements.
For more on the topic of research
- follow the tag/labels in this blog for: "research literacy" and "metrics"
- Research Basics and Practical Applications for the Healthcare Clinician
- The Integrative Medicine Researcher
- Research Thursdays: Oncology
- Resource: The Massage Therapy Foundation
- Dr. Helene Langevin, NCCIH, and acupuncture research
- The Teaching Kitchen Collaborative and Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives
- The FDA Roadmap on Patient Reported Outcome Measures (video series)
- Research Journal Resources for Authors Page by JASA, formerly Meridians JAOM
- Articles related to the Hospital Practice Handbook Project that have been published in peer-reviewed journals can be found on our publications page.
Other monthly research summary blogposts
- April Research Roundup
- March Research Roundup
- February Research Roundup
- January Research Roundup
- December Research Roundup
- Acupuncture and Fascia Research
- Key Papers when discussion acupuncture for pain management with a physician
- The Field of Acupuncture Research in Just 10 minutes (video)
- Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists (JASA), formerly Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Evidence-Based Acupuncture (EBA)
- Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR) is associated with
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM): Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health
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