Uncovering freedom: a story of empowerment

Authors

  • Vincent Joseph Minichiello University of Wisconsin, Madison Family Medicine Residency Program

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v3i2.112

Keywords:

empowerment, integrative medicine, food anxiety

Abstract

This article tells the story of a woman suffering from food anxiety and unintentional weight loss and how shifting to an empowerment-based model of care led her onto a path of health and healing.

Author Biography

Vincent Joseph Minichiello, University of Wisconsin, Madison Family Medicine Residency Program

Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Resident

References

Mayo P. Gramsci, Freire, and Adult Education: Possibilities for Transformative Action. London: Macmillan; 1999. p. 5.

Aujoulat I, D’Hoore W, Deccache A. Patient empowerment in theory and practice: polysemy or cacophony? Patient Educ Couns. 2007 Apr;66(1):13-20.

Wallerstein N. What is the evidence on effectiveness of empowerment to improve health? [Internet] WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen; 2006. Available from: http://www.euro.who.int/Document/E88086.pdf.

Barr PJ, Scholl I, Bravo P, Faber MJ, Elwyn G, Mcallister M. Assessment of patient empowerment - a systematic review of measures. PLoS One. 2015 May 13;10(5):e0126553.

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Published

2016-06-07

How to Cite

Minichiello, V. J. (2016). Uncovering freedom: a story of empowerment. The International Journal of Whole Person Care, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v3i2.112

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