I have an opportunity for an ‘evidence-based’ research grant. I am looking for a Cape Ann healthcare facility or school to collaborate with on a pilot study. Please contact me if you have an interest in research.
What exactly does ‘evidence-based’ mean?
According to the American Holistic Nurses Association, “evidence based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of the best available evidence combine with the clinician’s expertise and judgment and the patient’s preferences and values to arrive at the best decision that leads to high-quality outcomes.” (Dossey, B.; Keegan, L. (2013.) Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. 6th Edition. Burlington MA: Jones and Barrett Learning.)
Once known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM,) there has been a name change to reflect the current trend in healthcare to use a more ‘integrative’ approach to healthcare.
Established 16 years ago by the National Institutes of Health, the center funds research projects that provide important and even vital information on the safety and effectiveness of conventional, complementary, and alternative therapies, herbal (botanical) and supplement products that are widely used and readily available. (http://www.nccih.nih.gov.)
Integrative Healthcare – defined as a comprehensive and often interdisciplinary approach to treatment, prevention and health promotion. The use of an integrative approach to health and wellness has grown within care settings across the United States, including hospitals, hospices, and military health facilities.
The goal of an integrative approach in health care is to enhance overall health status, prevent disease, and relieve symptoms such as anxiety, pain, and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
“The mission of the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.”
The Strategic Plan of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Healthcare is encouraging:
- Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Partnerships
- Expert practitioners in CAM disciplines and interventions
- Biomedical and behavioral research scientists
Feel free to contact me with questions. Comments are welcomed. Let me know if you have specific healthcare interests you would like to see addressed. Wishing you a healthy and happy weekend. ~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N.
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