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Travel Tales: The Role Of Storytelling In Abroad Experience And Healing, Colleen N. Mcmurray Dec 2015

Travel Tales: The Role Of Storytelling In Abroad Experience And Healing, Colleen N. Mcmurray

Capstone Collection

This capstone paper examines the perceived effectiveness of storytelling in the healing process. It aims to answer the question: What role does storytelling play in the healing of returning travelers? The study was conducted by analyzing forty digital videos, categorizing themes, and analyzing the themes in relation to themes found within several articles about the power and effects of storytelling. Five principal themes were used from the data collected. The themes were then used to gain a deeper understanding of how storytelling makes the storyteller feel and how storytelling can be used for healing. The author of this paper has ...


Educated Birth: Beliefs Vs. Outcomes, Lauren Presley Dec 2015

Educated Birth: Beliefs Vs. Outcomes, Lauren Presley

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

“Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment.”1 The words seem shocking and harsh across the headline of a 2014 Washington Post article. The thought of America not only not being the best at something, but falling upsettingly behind, is a foreign concept to many who view America as a nation inferior to none. However, the statistics on infant mortality rate tell the stark truth that of 26 “wealthy” countries, the U.S. ranks last, with a sobering 6.1 deaths per 1,000 live infant births.2

Part of the Healthy People 2020 Objectives is to reduce the ...


The Impact Of A Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Experience In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shelley Flippen Conroy, Helen M. Sep 2015

The Impact Of A Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Experience In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shelley Flippen Conroy, Helen M.

Shelley Flippen Conroy

Study abroad programs have increased dramatically. Most programs are short-term and include a cultural immersion as well as classroom and/or service learning. In this article, the authors discuss a study abroad program to China that included cultural immersion and classroom learning specific to traditional Chinese medicine. Participants kept journals with specific writing assignments and reflections about their experiences during the trip. At the conclusion of the trip, a qualitative survey was administered to the participants. Outcomes included the benefits of cultural immersion and a greater appreciation of cultural diversity, complementary and alternative medicine and holistic health care. Participants were ...


The Role Of Trust In Creating Sustainable Change Through Interorganizational Collaborations In Health Care Education, Renee Devries Jun 2015

The Role Of Trust In Creating Sustainable Change Through Interorganizational Collaborations In Health Care Education, Renee Devries

Renée (DeVries) Broughten

The sectors of higher education and health care are experiencing increased calls for accountability regarding their outcomes and affordability.  The elevated scrutiny and superimposed fiscal constraints create an opportunity for growth and redesign.  Partnerships and collaborations have emerged as one approach to addressing challenges in both arenas. 

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of trust on the success of collaborations between institutions of higher education in the health care arena.  A multiple case-study design is used to examine three partnerships created through the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) CAM Practitioner Research Education Project ...


Sacred Approaches To Mental Health Issues, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences Apr 2015

Sacred Approaches To Mental Health Issues, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The Judaic Studies Program at the University of Maine has invited Rabbi Richard Address, Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com to campus in October 2015 to deliver a presentation entitled "Sacred Approaches to Mental Health Issues." Using Jewish tradition as a starting point, this lecture offers ways of thinking about mental illness and examines how the sacred impacts our understanding and approaches to it. Specifically, the program will "explore the traditional definitions of a person dealing with mental illness, trace the diagnostic approach that tradition gives us and examine how the sources can inform us in dealing with current ...


Ciis Today, Spring 2015 Issue, California Instituite Of Integral Studies Apr 2015

Ciis Today, Spring 2015 Issue, California Instituite Of Integral Studies

CIIS Today

This volume is the Spring 2015 issue of CIIS Today, the Magazine of the California Institute of Integral Studies.


The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller Feb 2015

The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

Take a walk through the herb gardens of history and find out what our ancestors knew (and thought they knew) about herbs and their uses for medicine, beauty, and even love. The presentation compares ancient beliefs to current scientific evidence and reveals the places where they intersect.


The Role Of Occupational Therapy In Primary Care, Priti Patel Jan 2015

The Role Of Occupational Therapy In Primary Care, Priti Patel

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone Projects

The Capstone Project is focused on communicating, influencing and educating other health care professionals regarding the role of occupational therapy in the future model of primary care delivery initiated by the adoption of the Affordable Care Act and the Triple Aim Initiative. Currently, primary care, the largest health care platform in United States, is not inclusive of occupational therapy services. Occupational therapists have the scope, knowledge and understanding to be part of the redesigned team model of primary care. Educating those currently working in primary care about adding occupational therapy services can have a significant impact on the profession of ...