ERIC Number: ED448810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Studying Mind-Body Health at Community Colleges: Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of Health.
Eisenberg, Barry S., Ed.
This publication addresses the field of mind-body health and examines ways in which the study of connections between our minds and bodies might be integrated into the community college curriculum. It includes suggestions for community college leaders; offers three background papers that introduce and elaborate on the meaning of mind-body health and that provide the results of a nationwide survey on the current status of mind-body studies on community college campuses and the degree of community college interest in this field for future; and provides a listing of mind-body health resources. Community colleges have traditionally responded in timely, innovative ways to the educational needs of the citizens they serve. Growth in public awareness of the possibilities that mind-body health presents, when juxtaposed with a striking lack of public information and education about the field and its evolving knowledge base, offers the community college the kind of challenge it is accustomed to meeting. Through the range of ways in which it delivers education--academic disciplines, community services, and continuing education--community colleges can help the members of their respective communities understand what mind-body health is, how it can complement traditional medicine, and what options it offers them. (JA)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.