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Explore (NY). 2008 Jul-Aug;4(4):278-81. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2008.04.012.

Ways of knowing: integrating research into CAM education and holism into conventional health professional education.

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  • 1School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.


Content on integrative healthcare and complementary and alternative medicine is being taught in hundreds of educational programs across the country. Nursing, medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, and other programs are finding creative and innovative ways to include these approaches in new models of education and practice. This column spotlights such innovations in integrative healthcare and CAM education and presents readers with specific educational interventions they can adapt into new or ongoing educational efforts at their institution or programs. We invite readers to submit brief descriptions of efforts in their institutions that reflect the creativity, diversity, and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Please submit to Dr Sierpina at or Dr Kreitzer at Submissions should be no more than 500 to 1500 words. Please include any Web site or other resource that is relevant, as well as contact information.

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