HW280 Mapping The Mind-Body Divide

Integrative Medicine

The field of integrative medicine emphasizes greater personal responsibility for maintaining one’s health and wellness rather than simply relying on treatment options. This approach stresses the need to actively participate in and take responsibility for a healthy life by using an appropriate range of preventive strategies, biomedical approaches, and complementary and alternative modalities. If you were an integrative medical practitioner, how could you explain this concept to your patients in a way they would be open and receptive to hearing? What are some examples of ineffective ways to convey this information to your patients? Why?