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Informed Mindfulness as the Foundation for Leadership

August 26th, 2015

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP As we attempt to transform our healthcare system through the adoption of an integrative approach to care, it has become clear that to make such a shift, we need leaders who are not only dedicated to the values inherent in integrative medicine but who can also think critically, create collaborative environments, develop strategic approaches ...

Mindfulness Practice Notes

August 26th, 2015

By Jeffrey Brantley, MD If you want to know how an apple tastes, it doesn't help much to read or think about apples, even if you read or think a lot about apples! If you want to know how an apple tastes, you have to bite the apple and experience the taste of the apple. To really know apples well, ...

Integrative Leadership: An Embodied Practice

August 26th, 2015

By Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HNB-BC INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP IS A SOCIAL IMPERATIVE We may define the elements of Integrative Leadership in the following way: Integrative: “Serving or intending to unify separate things” Leadership: “Going before or with to show the way” Those of us who have been in the integrative health field know that health is much more than a symptom, disease, illness, or ...

Case Study on Organizational Culture Change: UF Health Integrative Medicine

August 26th, 2015

By Irene Estores, MD   “It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things.” Machiavelli, The Prince   Background and History About 20 years ago, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida (UF) began an Arts in Medicine program with two volunteer artists ...

Book Review: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

August 26th, 2015

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, New York, NY. 2015. ISBN: 978-1-59184-748-9 By General Stanley McChrystal (with Tantum Collins, David Silerman, and Chris Fussell) Review by Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HNB-BC If you Google “books on leadership” the result is 394,000,000 pages. Apparently we have not figured out the secret sauce to effective and sustainable leadership that is resilient to the dynamics of ...

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