The Hospital Practice Handbook Project Interview Series: Paths to Practice
Focus on Dr. Annie Budhathoki
|Dr. Annie Budhathoki|
We started that program on the oncology floor, working with symptoms like nausea or constipation or ir-retractable vomiting. [Any] symptoms that would keep a patient in the hospital and extend their stays and prevent them from going home. [Eventually the program] moved into the surgical ward and into other parts of the hospital. But the initial work was symptom-based, treating any issues that would keep a patient in the hospital too long.
|Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal|
Book that Annie recommends to everyone reading this article or watching the interview is Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. This is a gathering of short stories the author compiled as she learned to practice compassion in her oncology practice.
- You can learn more about Dr. Annie Budhathoki’s work, and the programs at The Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Wellness Center website.
- Links to Research work, etc, on Her Program
- There are two acupuncture studies that are in progress that can be viewed at their ClinicalTrials.gov weblinks.
- Research Thursdays: Oncology
- Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)
- Community Survey: What Does Success Look Like in An Integrative Oncology Program?
- Practicing research literacy is an essential skill for acupuncturists working in a healthcare system. It is listed as one of the “5 ingredients” in the HH Project resource booklet, Getting Your Foot in the Door of Hospital-Based Practice: First Steps
- For a list of research resources for the hospital-based practitioner, go to the appendix section, page 21, of First Steps.
- Also, see these blog posts and articles on the topic:
- Research Literacy Basics: Practical Applications for the Hospital-based Practitioner
- The Integrative Medicine Researcher
- For how to access research articles through your workplace, read this article:
- Research Roundup—a collection of research citations and community recommendations for the month or season. Several blog posts with this title.
- Cost-effectiveness and acupuncture research citations. In this article’s section, “What is the goal of integrating acupuncturists at Huntsman?”, Dr. Budhathoki mentions acupuncture as a cost-saving measure in the hospital. Here are some article citations on the subject.
- Acupuncture’s Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management (Sept 2017)
- Lunchtime Listen: An Historical Perspective of Integrative Health Models in the U.S. Healthcare system
- “Cost Savings from Reducing Pain Through Delivery of Integrative Medicine Program”.
- Citation: JA Dusek, Griffin KH, Finch MD, Rivard RL, Watson D. Cost Savings from Reducing Pain through Delivery of Integrative Medicine Program. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Jun 2018. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2017.0203
- “Cost-Effectiveness of a Team-Based Integrative Medicine Approach to the Treatment of Back Pain.”
- Citation: PM Wayne, Buring JE, Eisenburg DM, Osypiuk K, Gow BJ, Davis RB, Witt CM, Reinhold T. Cost-Effectiveness of a Team-Based Integrative Medicine Approach to the Treatment of Back Pain. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Mar 2019. Ahead of print. http://doi.org/10.1089.2018.0503
- Related tags and search terms in the blog: metrics, research literacy
|OverDrive and Libby|
- Reflective Readings to Inspire Your Day
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- Lunchtime Listen Recommendations
- Health and Wellness Learning with Children
- More at the Gift Ideas and Resources webpage
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- New Hospital Employee
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