Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Washington State hospices.

@article{Kozak2008UseOC,
  title={Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Washington State hospices.},
  author={Leila E Kozak and Lucy Kayes and Rachelle L McCarty and Catharine Walkinshaw and Sean Congdon and Janis Kleinberger and Valerie L Hartman and Leanna J. Standish},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={463-8}
}
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… CONTINUE READING