Massage, meditation, and music become tools

December 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2008, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p137
The article focuses on integrative medicine therapies for patients of hospices. Kathleen M. Wesa, integrative medicine specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center explains that complementary medicine approach, which can help in handling pain, stress, and anxiety, depends on the patients preferences and willingness to try the therapy. Patient care supervisor for Community Hospice Melissa Gulick says staff should have proper knowledge in giving therapy to be able to teach family members. INSET: Complementary therapies offer new options.


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