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Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Washington State hospices.
Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Dec-2009 Jan; 25(6):463-8.AJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine in hospice care in the state of Washington.

METHODS

Hospices offering inpatient and outpatient care in Washington State were surveyed by phone interview.

RESULTS

Response rate was 100%. Results indicated that 86% of Washington State hospices offered complementary and alternative services to their patients, most frequently massage (87%), music therapy (74%), energy healing (65%), aromatherapy (45%), guided imagery (45%), compassionate touch (42%), acupuncture (32%), pet therapy (32%), meditation (29%), art therapy (22%), reflexology (19%), and hypnotherapy (16%). Most hospices relied on volunteers with or without small donations to offer such services.

CONCLUSIONS

Complementary and alternative therapies are widely used by Washington State hospices but not covered under hospice benefits. Extensive use of these therapies seems to warrant the inclusion of complementary and alternative providers as part of hospice staff, and reimbursement schedules need to be integrated into hospice care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Bastyr University Research Center, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA. leilak@bastyr.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19106280

Citation

Kozak, Leila E., et al. "Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) By Washington State Hospices." The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, vol. 25, no. 6, 2009, pp. 463-8.
Kozak LE, Kayes L, McCarty R, et al. Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Washington State hospices. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2009;25(6):463-8.
Kozak, L. E., Kayes, L., McCarty, R., Walkinshaw, C., Congdon, S., Kleinberger, J., Hartman, V., & Standish, L. J. (2009). Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Washington State hospices. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 25(6), 463-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909108322292
Kozak LE, et al. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) By Washington State Hospices. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Dec-2009 Jan;25(6):463-8. PubMed PMID: 19106280.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Washington State hospices. AU - Kozak,Leila E, AU - Kayes,Lucy, AU - McCarty,Rachelle, AU - Walkinshaw,Catharine, AU - Congdon,Sean, AU - Kleinberger,Janis, AU - Hartman,Valerie, AU - Standish,Leanna J, PY - 2008/12/25/entrez PY - 2008/12/25/pubmed PY - 2009/3/13/medline SP - 463 EP - 8 JF - The American journal of hospice & palliative care JO - Am J Hosp Palliat Care VL - 25 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE: To assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine in hospice care in the state of Washington. METHODS: Hospices offering inpatient and outpatient care in Washington State were surveyed by phone interview. RESULTS: Response rate was 100%. Results indicated that 86% of Washington State hospices offered complementary and alternative services to their patients, most frequently massage (87%), music therapy (74%), energy healing (65%), aromatherapy (45%), guided imagery (45%), compassionate touch (42%), acupuncture (32%), pet therapy (32%), meditation (29%), art therapy (22%), reflexology (19%), and hypnotherapy (16%). Most hospices relied on volunteers with or without small donations to offer such services. CONCLUSIONS: Complementary and alternative therapies are widely used by Washington State hospices but not covered under hospice benefits. Extensive use of these therapies seems to warrant the inclusion of complementary and alternative providers as part of hospice staff, and reimbursement schedules need to be integrated into hospice care. SN - 1938-2715 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19106280/Use_of_complementary_and_alternative_medicine__CAM__by_Washington_State_hospices_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049909108322292?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -