Integrative Health Services

Ethics, Law, and Policy for the New Public Health Workforce

  • Heather Mullins-Owens

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics book sub series (BRIEFSPUHEAET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Heather Mullins-Owens
    Pages 11-16
  3. Heather Mullins-Owens
    Pages 37-48
  4. Heather Mullins-Owens
    Pages 49-60
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 61-63

About this book


This readable overview offers a public health framework for integrating medical and alternative care to improve health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. It details the promise, potential, and challenges of holistic services as patients seek diverse treatment options and health care systems address the demand for more affordable, accessible, and effective care. The book’s integrative model describes the process in theory and practice, from cost and reimbursement issues and turf wars between providers to expanding on traditional concepts of illness and wellness. Learning objectives, case studies, discussion questions, and other helpful features make this a vital student text.

The book’s concentrated coverage:

  • Introduces concepts of integrative health services.
  • Applies integrative health concepts to public health areas, e.g., prevention.
  • Contrasts integrative models of health with the traditional biomedical model.
  • Describes health care systems, use, and disparities in integrative health services.
  • Outlines the scope of integrative health practice.
  • Reviews implications for the public health workforce.

Integrative Health Services benefits public health students, pre-med students, and those with an interest in health policy and health trends. Additionally, public health educators, practitioners, and scholars who may not be familiar with integrative health services and conflicts related to their increased use in health care will find it a helpful tool to quickly bring them up to date


health policy and health systems integrated care models integrative health services integrative medicine public health ethics public health workforce

Authors and affiliations

  • Heather Mullins-Owens
    • 1
  1. 1.HERO Network LLCDirector of Integrative HealthIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29855-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29857-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
  • Buy this book on publisher's site