Now, accepting for Fall 2004 issue.
Teaching on the Frontiers of Health Care
Fall 2002, Volume 6, Issue 3

Subject Editor:
William H. Wiist, DHSc, MPH
Director, PhD Program in Health Services
Walden University
E-mail: wwiist@waldenu.edu
Part I: 
Complementary and Alternative Health 
Methods

In the U.S. health care system there is an 
increasing interest in the integration of 
"alternative" healing systems, methods and 
practices not typically taught in U.S. 
schools of medicine, nursing or allied 
health, nor usually practiced in U.S. 
hospitals.  Teaching of Complementary and 
Alternative Methods, Integrative Medicine, 
and Holistic Health is a focus of health 
professions training at numerous 
universities.  In addition, the role of 
those institutions whose primary mission 
is to prepare practitioners in 
"alternative" health fields such as 
oriental, ayurvedic, naturopathy, 
chiropratic, or homeopathy methods has 
become more prominent.

This part of Academic Exchange Quarterly 
focuses on unique and creative solutions 
to instructional issues that arise in 
teaching on the frontier fields of CAM, 
Integrative Medicine, Holistic Health, 
and "alternative" health methods. 

The range of topics was expanded to 
include manuscripts that discuss issues
about research, ethics, standards, 
history, costs, or practice related to
the delivery of integrative, alternative 
or natural health services.

Manuscripts are sought that deal with 
topics such as, but not limited to, 
those raised by the following questions.  
What creative, unique and effective 
teaching methods, programs, or curriculum
are being used in clinical or classroom 
settings? What are the unique challenges 
faced when trying to integrate various 
health care systems, methods and practices 
into the curriculum?  What political 
or funding issues hinder or facilitate 
teaching in these areas? How does 
preparation for licensure affect 
curriculum development?  

Manuscripts are also sought that report on 
evaluations (quantitative or qualitative)
of instructional programs or teaching 
methods.

Who Should Submit:  
Manuscripts are sought from faculty of CAM, 
integrative, or holistic health programs in 
medicine, nursing, public health, etc., and 
from faculty of institutions whose mission 
is the preparation of practitioners of 
oriental, ayurvedic, naturopathy 
chiropractic, homeopathy methods, etc. 
Please identify your submission with keyword: HEALTH-M

Part II: 
Health Informatics and Telemedicine

Advances in communications technology 
have increased the ability of health 
professionals and health care institutions 
and public health agencies to rapidly 
retrieve, analyze, use, and exchange 
large amounts of a variety of types of 
health information including patient 
records, diagnostic images, and population 
databases. 
 
Technology has also provided additional 
means of communicating health information 
to patients and the public.  The 
organization, storage, transmission, 
display and use of health care data in 
decision making requires knowledge and 
skills taught in the fields of informatics 
and telemedicine. 

This part of Academic Exchange Quarterly 
focuses on unique and creative solutions 
to instructional issues that arise when 
teaching in the frontier of the fields 
of health informatics and telemedicine.

The range of topics was expanded to 
include manuscripts that: 1) describe
the use of, access to, or the evaluation 
of any method of distance education
in the education and training of health 
professionals, 2) describe innovative uses 
of telemedicine or informatics in patient 
care, institutions or agencies, or that 
discuss key issues in the use of telehealth 
or informatics. 
 
Manuscripts are sought that deal with 
topics such as, but not limited to, 
those raised by the following questions. 
What unique, creative instructional 
methods, programs, or curriculum are 
being used in clinical, lab or classroom 
settings to teach informatics and 
telemedicine to health care 
professionals?  How are the policy and 
ethical issues raised by health 
informatics and telemedicine being 
taught?  How do financial constraints 
affect the instructional process? 

Manuscripts are also sought that describe 
evaluations (quantitative or qualitative) 
of informatics and telemedicine 
instructional programs. 

Who Should Submit:  
Manuscripts are sought from those who 
teach health informatics, telemedicine, 
medical informatics, nursing informatics, 
public health informatics, biomedical 
informatics, or health information 
management.
Please identify your submission with keyword: HEALTH-I
Submission deadline:
Regular deadline: any time until the end of May. All accepted submissions will be published in this Fall issue, September.
Short deadline: June or July. All accepted submissions will be published in this Fall issue or in later issues.

Submission Procedure:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm
or
http://www.higher-ed.org/AEQ/rufen1.htm

PROMO
December:
March, April, May:
June:
July:
Sample Call for Manuscripts

April 2003 in Luxembourg


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