SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics

Integrative Health Services

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

Authors: Mullins-Owens, Heather

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  • Multiple case studies, discussion questions, and bibliography within each chapter
  • Introduction to integrative care models for public health students and practitioners
  • Discusses the particular ethical tensions that have arisen with increased use of integrative health services in medicine
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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. 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

About the authors

Heather Mullins-Owens serves as Director of Integrative Health Services at the HERO Network. As adjunct faculty at Indiana University, she teaches graduate students about contemporary managerial ethics. She consults with the Human Subjects Office at Indiana University to ensure regulatory compliance and subject safety in a variety of hematology and oncology clinical trials. Heather also serves on the Clinical Ethics Committee of Eskenazi Health, one of America’s five largest “safety net” hospitals which serve patients regardless of ability to pay for services. In addition, she continues to work as a freelance health, alternative medicine, and ethics writer.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29857-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29855-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrative Health Services
Book Subtitle
Ethics, Law, and Policy for the New Public Health Workforce
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29857-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29857-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-29855-9
Series ISSN
2197-1935
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 63
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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