Diversity in Approaches to Health Care

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011
Where: Rainier Square Atrium, Third Floor Conference Room, 1333 Fifth Ave., Seattle, Washington
Tickets: $12-$30 at Seattle CityClub.

Jane Guiltinan, NDIn the United States, traditional Western medicine is the dominant form of care. But in Seattle, many people favor alternative approaches.

From supplements, herbs and acupuncture to faith-based care, the practice of yoga and everything in between, what do different approaches to wellness have to offer? How can Western and alternative practitioners and institutions work together to achieve the best result for patients?

This health care series lunch program through Seattle CityClub and co-sponsored by Bastyr University's Center for Health Policy and Leadership will feature:

  • Alex Cahana, MD, DAAPM, MEthics, chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, senior investigator, Group Health Research Institute
  • Jane Guiltinan, ND (pictured), dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University
  • Sweetwater Nannauck, research assistant, Native People for Cancer Control Program, University of Washington Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
  • Moderator: Gretchen Sorensen, principal, Sorensen Ideas.
Posted by Mai Ling Slaughter on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 10:22am
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The Bastyr University Center for Health Policy and Leadership (CHPL) is a nonpartisan, University-based center dedicated to advancing the understanding of health policy and leadership issues. The Center:

  • Creates on-campus and external opportunities for participation in "essential, generative conversations."
  • Hosts prominent scholars and health practitioners in discussion-oriented events.
  • Provides a forum for scholarly research on health policy and leadership issues.
  • Encourages citizens to actively participate in public affairs through experiential programs.