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Optimal Healing Environments

Posted Sep 14 2009 9:53am




Researchers at theSamueli Instituteare working hard to understand the many variables that can influence healing. The Institute writes,

The Samueli Institute’s aim is to articulate a complete framework of actionable practices and evaluation methods that, if implemented, would lead to more cost-effective, efficient organizations in which the environment truly facilitates healing and where care providers are fully supported to reconnect to the mission at their professional roots – the mission of caring.

Click here to read more about the Optimal Healing Environments (OHE) research program.   You can also read the Institute’s report  on the nature and prevalence of OHE initiatives in a sample of U.S. hospitals.

Hopefully, integrative programs like OHE will be included in U.S. healthcare reform. Initiatives like this can lower healthcare costs and encourage personal health empowerment (which would likely equate to a population with better health). Here’s more about the OHE program and patient empowerment from Dr. Wayne Jonas, President and CEO of the Samueli Institute:




What changes (if any) do you think healthcare could  make to help facilitate more complete and quicker healing?


Posted on July 30th, 2009 under Complementary Therapies • RSS 2.0 feed • Leave a response, or trackback

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