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Pearls of Wisdom: The Evolution of a Healing Healthcare Model

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Healthcare in the United States (US) continues to evolve at paces unprecedented historically. Increased use of integrative services (IS) for personal well-being has been a primary driver in the expansion to healthcare organizations in the US. The development, implementation, and evaluation of IS programs within the acute care setting require thoughtful leaders and teams. In this chapter the authors provide a step-wise description of the evolution of a healing healthcare model within a small community hospital in Minnesota. In this chapter, the authors describe one small community hospital’s development, implementation and evaluation of a holistic model of care in the acute care setting, and the evolution of the holistic model across the larger system. Opportunities for increased integration of concepts of holistic care into academic programs to assure adequate preparation of new healthcare professionals with the foundational skills and knowledge to meet the growing demand for these services are suggested.

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Nowak, E., Lincoln, V. (2022). Pearls of Wisdom: The Evolution of a Healing Healthcare Model. In: Tewes, R. (eds) Innovative Staff Development in Healthcare. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81986-6_5

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