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Integrative and Patient Centered Care:  Healthcare Improvement or True Transformation?

Dr. Gaudet will describe alarming trends in the health status of the US population and examine systemic problems facing our current health care delivery system. She contends that conventional healthcare today places too much emphasis on disease-management with insufficient attention paid to promoting health and wellbeing. Dr. Gaudet offers potential strategies to address these dilemmas, specifically focusing on the unique role that integrative approaches can serve in transforming health care. Dr. Gaudet’s patient centered perspective brings a fresh viewpoint with creative innovations. Her ideas and recommendations provide unique solutions to the healthcare crisis that should be seriously considered by every student, practitioner, educator and patient.

Tracy Williams Gaudet, MD, is the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation based in Washington, DC.  Dr. Gaudet was most recently the Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine. Prior to her work at Duke, Dr. Gaudet was the founding Executive Director of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine and co-founded The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Gaudet is internationally known as an expert in transforming health care from a traditional disease-based model to a new model of care for the 21st century based on patient centered health care. She was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2011” by Modern Healthcare.

The Laura Mann Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series is hosted by the UVM Program in Integrative Health with generous support from the Laura Mann Center, UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences and UVM Medical Center Patient and Family Centered Care.

Live streaming for overflow in McClure Lobby Conference Room. Telemedicine is available:
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Non-UVM Medical Center staff- Contact your Telemedicine Site Coordinator

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