Web Materials: Possibilities in Life Transitions Lesson 2


Web Articles

Simon Cocksedge, Bethan George, Sophie Renwick, Carolyn A Chew-Graham,“Touch in primary care consultations: qualitative investigation of doctors’ and patients’ perceptions.” Br J Gen Pract. 2013 Apr; 63(609): e283–e290. Published online 2013 Feb 25. doi:  10.3399/bjgp13X665251

Ted J. Kaptchuk, OMD. “The Placebo Effect in Alternative Medicine: Can the Performance of a Healing Ritual Have Clinical Significance?” Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(11):817-825. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-136-11-200206040-00011 (for purchase)

Maizes, Victoria et al. “Integrative Medicine and Patient-Centered Care” Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing , Volume 5 , Issue 5 , 277 – 289 (for purchase)

Dacher KeltnerHands On Research: The Science of Touch” Greater Good Center, September 29, 2010


Stanford WellMD

Standford University created the WELLMD website to support care providers. Their goal is to see the following:

-Doctors who take care of themselves:

-Are better role models for their patients.

-Are better role models for their children.

-Have higher patient satisfaction and safety scores.

-Experience less stress and burnout.

-Live longer.