This topic area will allow for faculty, students to cultivate an understanding of the transpersonal and transcultural nature of holistic care as it affects health, well-being and quality of life.
We invite proposals for papers, presentations or workshops that address the following questions or those related to them:
What are similarities and differences between how people of different cultures perceive the concept of health?
Community participation and acceptance of health care programs are pivotal to health care promotion and prevention of illness. What programs or interventions have been developed in your community which reflects this participation?
What are the different ways we define "well-being?" What is the broader cultural and global definition of well being?
What are best practices for how we are developing dialogue about different concepts of spiritual, cultural, and physical aspects of well-being as it affects health?
Who is effectively examining and advocating for the quality of life as an ethical imperative in global health care? Cooperation in health care internationally has a long history both formally and informally. What are best practices of consensus building, advocacy, knowledge and cross-learning, as well as sharing standards and norms, which are essential to an ethical imperative for global health care?