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What is this course about?
Although naturopathic principles (and those of integrative medicine more broadly) are deeply aligned with those necessary for Planetary Health, clinicians have expressed that emphasizing social and ecological determinants takes away from the management of individual health concerns. However, determinants of health are complexly interwoven. Neglecting concepts of sustainability and planetary well-being in the office disregards the principle of treating the whole. Informed consent requires patients to be aware of the risks, costs, benefits and alternatives of recommended treatments; this should include a consideration of impact on our collective biosphere and society. Many recommendations made in the practice of naturopathic medicine are beneficial for both the planet as well as for individuals. This session will engage participants in a critical reflection of ways in which naturopathic practice promotes or detracts from planetary health. A hierarchy of sustainable therapeutics will be collaboratively generated. Participants will be encouraged to make an actionable pledge to prioritize planetary health in their practices.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Identify at least five clinical recommendations that have both planetary and individual benefits.
- Empower participants to consider the impact of clinical recommendations on planetary health.
- Build capacity of participants to translate advocacy for planetary health to clinical recommendations.
- Cultivate an attitude of responsibility among healthcare providers to promote and protect planetary health through clinical practice.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Leslie Solomonian, ND, MPH
Leslie Solomonian is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Associate Professor at CCNM where she has been on faculty for the past 15 years. She is a long-time advocate for environmental and social causes, most recently in the realm of Planetary Health. She co-founded Naturopathic Doctors for Environmental and Social Trust in order to support the naturopathic profession in taking action for these critically important determinants of health. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health in family and community medicine with a specialization in community organizing.
No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.