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Special Issue

Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Leila Kozak, PhD
1. Director, Integrative Palliative Care Institute (IPCI), Redmond, WA, USA
2. Co- Principal Investigator, Integrative Palliative Care Continuing Education Project- R41 NIH/NCI, USA
3. Whole Health National Champion, Office of Patient-Centered Care & Cultural Transformation/Integrative Health Coordinating Center, VA Central Office, USA
4. Affiliate Professor, Family Medicine, UW School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
5. Adjunct Faculty, Saybrook University, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, CA, USA
E-mails: [email protected]

About This Topic

Palliative care is an interdisciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress at any stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the person and their family. Evidence as of recent years supports palliative care's efficacy in the improvement of a patient's quality of life.

Integrative Palliative Care is the use of conventional and complementary approaches together in providing care for people facing serious illness or end of life. It addresses the whole person as a multidimensional being – body, mind, spirit and relationships.

We sincerely invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles for this special issue, and we hope it will advance the research of palliative care.