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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Karen D'Huyvetter, ND
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20430
Date Posted: 
01/21/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/06/2018
Abstract: 

"Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 


1. Describe current trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by older adults.


2. Identify known benefits for older adults from use of common CAM treatments, such as transcendental meditation and Tai Chi.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:58pm
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Suggested Citation:
Karen D'Huyvetter. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Integrative Medicine in Elder Care: Part One: Mind-Body and Energy Medicine. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20430