As a clinician, your therapeutic presence can play a pivotal role in making an Integrative Health visit successful.  Therapeutic presence is how a clinician offers care.  This overview summarizes 10 ways for a clinician to enhance their presence during patient care.

Key Points

  • Through your therapeutic presence, you can bring integrative, whole-person care more fully into all your encounters with patients and colleagues, even when your time is limited, and no matter what type of clinician you are.
  • There are many ways to be more present.  Some examples include: fostering engagement, listening well, bringing more empathy and compassion, honoring differences in perspectives, and not letting time constraints interfere with what you can do.

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Disclaimer: This information is for general education. Please work with your health care practitioner to use it in the best way possible to promote your health.

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