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A model for implementing integrative practice in health care agencies.

Patterson C, Arthur HM - Integr Med Insights (2008)

Bottom Line: The creation of integrative health care teams will definitely result in redefining roles, but more importantly in a change in how services are delivered.Logic models are designed to show relationships between the goals of a program or initiative, the resources to achieve desired outputs and the activities that lead to outcomes.It was concluded that the system outcomes from activities within these resource categories should lead to freedom of choice in health care; a culturally sensitive health care system and a broader spectrum of services for achieving public health goals.

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Affiliation: McMaster University, School of Nursing, Rm 2J21b, 1200 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5.

ABSTRACT
Over the last few years, there has been increased awareness and use of complementary/alternative therapies (CAM) in many countries without the health care infrastructure to support it. The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine referred to the combining of mainstream medical therapies and CAM as integrative medicine. The creation of integrative health care teams will definitely result in redefining roles, but more importantly in a change in how services are delivered. The purpose of this paper is to describe a model of the necessary health care agency resources to support an integrative practice model. A logic model is used to depict the findings of a review of current evidence. Logic models are designed to show relationships between the goals of a program or initiative, the resources to achieve desired outputs and the activities that lead to outcomes. The four major resource categories necessary for implementing integrative care are within the domains of a) professional and research development, b) health human resource planning, c) regulation and legislation and d) practice and management in clinical areas. It was concluded that the system outcomes from activities within these resource categories should lead to freedom of choice in health care; a culturally sensitive health care system and a broader spectrum of services for achieving public health goals.

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Mentions: The logic model provides a visual representation of the findings of the literature review and addresses the purpose of this paper (Fig. 1). Logic models are designed to depict the relationships between the goals of a program or initiative, the resources (inputs) to achieve desired outputs, and the activities that lead to outcomes (Rush and Ogborne, 1991). The resources seen as necessary for successful implementation of integrative care are identified as the inputs and are attached to associated activities in the model.


A model for implementing integrative practice in health care agencies.

Patterson C, Arthur HM - Integr Med Insights (2008)

© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Mentions: The logic model provides a visual representation of the findings of the literature review and addresses the purpose of this paper (Fig. 1). Logic models are designed to depict the relationships between the goals of a program or initiative, the resources (inputs) to achieve desired outputs, and the activities that lead to outcomes (Rush and Ogborne, 1991). The resources seen as necessary for successful implementation of integrative care are identified as the inputs and are attached to associated activities in the model.

Bottom Line: The creation of integrative health care teams will definitely result in redefining roles, but more importantly in a change in how services are delivered.Logic models are designed to show relationships between the goals of a program or initiative, the resources to achieve desired outputs and the activities that lead to outcomes.It was concluded that the system outcomes from activities within these resource categories should lead to freedom of choice in health care; a culturally sensitive health care system and a broader spectrum of services for achieving public health goals.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: McMaster University, School of Nursing, Rm 2J21b, 1200 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5.

ABSTRACT
Over the last few years, there has been increased awareness and use of complementary/alternative therapies (CAM) in many countries without the health care infrastructure to support it. The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine referred to the combining of mainstream medical therapies and CAM as integrative medicine. The creation of integrative health care teams will definitely result in redefining roles, but more importantly in a change in how services are delivered. The purpose of this paper is to describe a model of the necessary health care agency resources to support an integrative practice model. A logic model is used to depict the findings of a review of current evidence. Logic models are designed to show relationships between the goals of a program or initiative, the resources to achieve desired outputs and the activities that lead to outcomes. The four major resource categories necessary for implementing integrative care are within the domains of a) professional and research development, b) health human resource planning, c) regulation and legislation and d) practice and management in clinical areas. It was concluded that the system outcomes from activities within these resource categories should lead to freedom of choice in health care; a culturally sensitive health care system and a broader spectrum of services for achieving public health goals.

No MeSH data available.