Are you caring for your spouse or family member with cancer?

Are you caring for your spouse or family member with cancer?

Research shows that gentle massage may help you both. By Leila Kozak and William Collinge Partners and other family members of cancer patients can provide simple and safe massage for comfort and symptom management. People undergoing cancer treatment frequently require supportive care to deal with symptom management, either because of the disease process or because…

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Integrative Palliative Care: Whole Person Supportive Care

By Leila Kozak and William Collinge Integrative Palliative Care is whole person care at its best. Integrative Palliative Care is Whole Person supportive care because it addresses all dimensions of being: body, mind, spirit and relationships.  Integrative Palliative Care offers crucial support to people dealing with life-limiting illnesses bringing care that is the best of…

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Palliative Care at Home: The Touch, Caring and Cancer Program

The COVID-19 crisis led to a dramatic reduction in access to some outpatient services. People most in need of palliative care are often at greatest risk of infection and adverse impacts, and therefore must take extra precautions to reduce risk of exposure. Palliative care support at home is increasingly important in these times. Fortunately, staying…

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What is Integrative Palliative Care?

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The term Integrative Palliative Care (IPC) is a new concept within the healthcare community. At its core, it is the use of integrative therapies in palliative care settings. These fields are naturally connected as both are rooted in a holistic model of care that focuses on caring for the person as a whole, multidimensional being…

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Integrative Palliative Care Aligns with Patient-Centered Care

Integrative Palliative Care supports Patient-Centered Care by offering therapies that address all dimensions of being: body, mind, spirit and relationships. Integrative Palliative Care offers the best of both worlds: pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions are used side-by-side, providing patients and families a more comprehensive approach to care. Both Integrative Palliative Care and Patient-Centered Care encourage patients…

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