More Providers Need to Embrace Integrative Health Approach
“Our healthcare system is obsessed with delivering medical services, performing procedures and prescribing medications. It really needs to become obsessed with producing health. That is—or should be—the goal of healthcare. Yet, as a nation, the U.S., is not nearly as healthy as it should be or could be. We need a new approach—not only in healthcare but also in medical education. The University of California at Irvine is taking a big step in the right direction.
Recently, UC-Irvine launched the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, the first university-based health sciences system to incorporate integrative health research, teaching and patient care across all its schools and programs in nursing, pharmacy, medicine and public health.”
So begins the November 9, 2017 guest commentary in Modern Healthcare by Dr. Wayne Jonas, Executive Director of the Samueli Integrative Health Programs.