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Two dissimilar U.S. medical schools--the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston-changed their curricula for the first two years of medical education from ones that were lecture-dominated and departmentally run to ones that are centrally governed, multi-modal, goal-oriented, and fully integrated,(More)
Purpose To investigate the clinical rationale and agreement between raters for making Ayurvedic diagnoses, using a mixed methods approach. Methods Three 30 minute Ayurvedic assessments, including a history and limited physical exam, were videotaped and then viewed by Ayurvedic clinicians. The clinicians were asked to identify the primary and secondary dosha(More)
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an open standard for creating domain-and industry-specific markup vocabularies. XML has become the predominant mechanism for electronic data interchange between information systems and can be described as a universally applicable, durable ''Code of Integration.'' As we celebrate its tenth anniversary, it is(More)
Purpose To describe an approach to the development of manua-lized protocols for Ayurveda as a whole system of medicine ; to characterize an Ayurvedic perspective on the pathophysiology, etiologies, and supportive treatments for an allopathic diagnosis of cancer. Methods Hour-long, digitally recorded interviews were conducted with experienced Ayurvedic(More)
Purpose The burden of cancer mortality is disproportionately borne by low-income women, but what is known about the experience at end of life (EOL)—including ways to improve quality of life (QOL)—may not apply to under-served women. In order to develop an integrative approach to EOL care that is sensitive to the needs of the underserved, we developed and(More)
Purpose An increasing number of academic health institutions are committed to integrative medicine (IM) principles, including partnership between patient and practitioner; colla-borative, interprofessional health care; and promotion of health and the prevention of illness. The objective of this five-year project is to develop, implement, evaluate, and(More)
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