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Integrative leadership plan for an integrative healing centre
Michelle R. Dacyk (author)Andrew Kitchenham (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
This study resulted in an Integrative Leadership Plan for an integrative healing centre in a northern Canadian city. As an Occupational therapist, the author sought partnerships among conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and acknowledgement of the collective worth of this collaboration. The Integrative Leadership Plan gives the proposed business venture an ethical foundation to inspire respect and relationships among practitioners, healthcare providers, and patients. A direct content analysis method was used to identify the interactions of people through a literature review. Hermeneutic phenomenology exposed the phenomena of the human experience by utilizing integrative leadership and healthcare models of practices. The Integrative Leadership Plan draws on leadership literature and a review of relevant professional material including examples from established businesses to present a clear vision and mission, sections on ethics and professionalism, a description of the characteristics of an ideal facility and elements of a conventional business plan. This Integrative Leadership Plan is a first step towards establishing one venue where patients can address their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health with licensed and qualified practitioners. --Leaf ii.
The original print copy of this thesis may be available here: http://wizard.unbc.ca/record=b1976637
Integrative medicine -- Research -- Alberta -- Grande Prairie Region.Health -- Research -- Alberta -- Grande Prairie Region.