Course overview

How Healing Works and What it Means for Healthcare

This course addresses the benefits of using an integrative healthcare model that addresses what Dr. Jonas calls “personal determinants of healing,” or lifestyle factors that the patient needs in order to wholly and fully heal.

Wayne Jonas, MD

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • We now know that most of health – possibly up to 80% – comes from factors outside of what we usually do in the clinic or hospital. The primary determinants of health involve social, environmental, lifestyle and complementary medicine factors that few clinicians learn to deliver. How can we integrate these health determinants into our routine practice? In this talk, I will describe a simple, systematic approach called a HOPE (Healing Oriented Practices and Environments) visit that helps patients tap into their inherent healing capacity. Drawing on the most rigorous scientific evidence available, I will show that by adding some simple questions and tools to your office practice, you can quickly move toward more patient-centered, integrative healthcare and enhance your patients healing for any chronic disease.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Identify where health comes from and how medical care can access it
    • Identify the three dimensions of integrative health used in chronic disease, and the scientific evidence
    • Describe the HOPE Note and how to apply it to enhance healing and to name one activity that

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Wayne Jonas, MD

About Wayne
Dr. Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. His new book, How Healing Works, was published in January 2018 by Ten Speed Press.

From 2001-2016, he was Chief Executive Officer of Samueli Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience. Dr. Jonas was the Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the NIH from 1995-1999, and prior to that served as the Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.