Samueli Institute, a recognized leader in integrative medicine research, is a sponsor for the upcoming Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care to be held in Washington, DC, June 4-6, 2012. Samueli Institute is offering a special track on mind-body programs. Research suggests the development of mind-body skills can improve one's ability to withstand and recover from the stresses of illness and trauma or the stresses of caregiving, thereby reducing long-term reliance on the healthcare system. The Samueli Institute mind-body track will empower families and patients, in both civilian and military settings, to harness their own innate power to heal and care for themselves and their loved ones.
In a series of three workshops given over three days, Samueli Institute will share effective strategies for creating, implementing, and evaluating mind-body programs and practices within a patient- and family-centered context. Experts in mind-body skills, program evaluation, and patient- and family-centered care and program delivery will present commissioned papers, lead discussion panels, and showcase their work. Participants attending this special track will gain insight into:
About Samueli Institute
Samueli Institute (http://www.SamueliInstitute.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, independent research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their role in medicine and health care. Founded in 2001, the Institute is advancing the science of healing worldwide. Samueli Institute's research domains include integrative medicine, optimal healing environments, the role of the mind in healing, behavioral medicine, health care policy, and military and veterans health care. Our mission is to transform health care through the scientific exploration of healing. More information can be found at SamueliInstitute.org.
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