Integrale geneeskunde

De term “integrale geneeskunde”, wordt in de Engelstalige wereld aangeduid met de term ”integrative medicine”. Het Consortium Academic Health Centers for IntegrativeMedicine, een samenwerkingsverband van momenteel 57 universiteiten in de Verenigde Staten hanteert hierbij de volgende definitie: „the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing”:
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