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Whole Health Virtual Library

Screenshot of the new Whole Health Virtual Library.

The new Whole Health Virtual Library is a vast resource of hundreds of pages providing modules and clinical tools supporting CIH (Complementary Integrative Health) approaches.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Whole Health Virtual Library is a user-friendly, evidence-supported compendium of practical and up-to-date resources, educational modules and clinical tools that support busy clinicians in holistically caring for Veterans, family members, and even themselves. Over 35 modules and 161 clinical tools, in addition to course materials, are readily available to augment the exploration, education and practice of Whole Health, making this the busy VA clinician’s top resource in support of Whole Health care for Veterans.  Each area of the Circle of Health and Well-being is reviewed in depth, including comprehensive overviews of relevant evidence as well as well-organized, easily accessible practical information and clinical pearls for patient care.

Whole Health places each person at the center of his or her own health care, promotes self-care and healing and emphasizes the importance of relationships and partnerships.   It incorporates a range of conventional and complementary approaches and shifts the focus of care toward health and well-being.  The Whole Health Virtual Library is a collaborative effort of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Integrative Medicine Program (a national leader in Integrative Health), Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, and the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, in support of VHA’s mission and transformational change towards a Whole Health model of health care delivery and its #1 strategic goal of providing personalized, proactive and patient-driven health care.

Dr. Ben Kligler, Director of OPCC&CT’s Integrative Health Coordinating Center says, “The Whole Health Virtual Library is a valuable asset to all health providers looking at specific strategies to help patients manage their health and well-being using complementary and integrative methods. This is one resource developed by VA that can be used by any healthcare institution or even by individuals looking at ways to further expand their self-care.”

Access the Whole Health Virtual Library and begin exploring the wide array of useful resources available to support your clinical practice as well as your own self-care. 

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