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The last few months I have been creating a Documentation Toolkit as a resource for my fellow WA state EAMP colleagues. This is intended as a supplement resource for practitioners enrolled in the new WA State L&I Acupuncture Pilot. It is a work-in-progress and I will link to the course when it is more refined.
However, there are some outgoing expenses for the worker's comp Practitioner resource. If you are interested in supporting this specific project, you can donate to WEAMA, the nonprofit state professional organization that has been spearheading this work the last 5+ years. To donate, please go to the WEAMA webpage and tag "for Megan's L&I Resource" in the comments section of your online donation. Donations to WEAMA are tax-deductible.
Here is the update I posted on the Indiegogo page:
Happy Autumn! Our family is still here in the Pacific Northwest. Military family life is about "making plans and then making plans again and then going back to plan A or C" someone probably once said.
We are enjoying the cool weather and the transition back to school for my oldest.
In my last post, I mentioned my volunteer professional work with creating supportive materials for L&I Pilot Project participants was taking up a significant portion of my time. The work has continued and hope to unveil the link to my first online course, "Practitioner Perspective" at the state professional association meeting (Washington East Asian Medicine Association) on Sunday, October 22nd, at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.
The resource I created is a documentation toolkit to support Practitioners involved in the WA state Workers' Comp Acupuncture Pilot to be successful by reviewing professional documentation standards in our field, with introduction to the return-to-work/rehab model and how Acupuncturists fit into it, and resources, with examples, on how to collect a few specific functional measures.
There are outgoing expenses associated with creating this Resource. If you know someone, a professional, or a business that would like to donate toward this specific project, donations are accepted through Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA) at the donation page. Caveat: for the money to go toward the project, you must tag "for L&I project" in the comments field of your donation. WEAMA is a non-profit so donations to WEAMA are tax-deductible.
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Megan Kingsley Gale
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Recommended Resources "Friend of Integrative Medicine" package
original post was 5/9/2017. This resource collection was part of a fundraiser package we had in our spring fundraiser, called "Friend of Integrative Medicine".
If you are interested in the movement of integrative medicine into mainstream medicine from at least one of these perspectives:
- as a healthcare consumer/patient
- as a healthcare advocate
- as a healthcare practitioner
- as a healthcare administrator
- as a philanthropist
I recommend the following introductory resources for perusing:
- a copy of the book, The Bravewell Story: how a small community of philanthropists made a big difference in healthcare by Bonnie Horrigan
- the DVD documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
- the book, The Spark in the Machine: how the science of acupuncture explains the mysteries of Western Medicine by Daniel Keown
To purchase the above books, check our our Amazon Affiliate Store link, under the category "Friend of Integrative Medicine".
The spring fundraiser 2017 has concluded. If you are interested in contributing to the work we are doing at the Hospital Handbook Project, go to our website.
Contribute directly to the website if you want as much of your contribution to go directly to Project costs as possible.
Thank you for supporting this work and this community!
Our Crowdfunding Campaign page just launched to run until early June. You can contribute to the 2017 Hospital Handbook Projects through this website or through the Campaign page. See the Campaign page for details of the 2017 projects.
This is not a 501c nonprofit organization, so contributions are not tax-deductible.
Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of East Asian Medicine. This journal is Medline-compliant and in the following databases:
CINAHL--a nursing profession database
EBSCO--international scholarly database
In 2016 Meridians became the official journal of the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). As such, the electronic version of the journal is offered as a free member benefit to NCCAOM Diplomates.
To view or buy current or past issues of Meridians, go to their website.
For social media updates, check out their Facebook page.
Meridians has a great Resource page for Scientific Writing and Research Literacy page compiled by editor Jen Stone.
Go check out the resources available or linked to this resource page:
- 5 Short "How to" Articles on Scientific Writing
- How to Write a Pilot Study
- How to Write a Good Case Report
- CARE Case Reports: Resources
- How to Write a Good Abstract
- CONSORT Transparent Reporting of Trials
- NIH Protocol Design Templates
- International Committee of Journal Editors
- Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture (STRICT-A)
- Poster Presentation Resources
- Federal Funding Resources
- CAM Scientific Databases
- Research Societies