Mindfulness and Health Policy: Can Meditation Inform Public Health?

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Elizabeth Mackenzie is a Lecturer in the Health and Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Fellow of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind. She is the author of Healing the Social Body: a Holistic Approach to Public Health Policy (1988), and the co-editor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults (2006), a collection of articles on holistic approaches to healthy aging.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on October 5, 2010. Copyright 2010 by Elizabeth R. Mackenzie, PhD.

The streaming video presentation lasts approximately 47 minutes.


Overall goals and objectives:

1. Identify recent advances in integrative medical care and discuss their application to clinical practice.
2. Describe the latest data on complementary and alternative medical therapies that could improve patient outcomes.
3. Discuss core integrative medicine topics that patients frequently ask physicians about.