What Colleagues are Saying

“Today, in addition to guiding my oncology patient in basic meditation technique, I was able to recommend aromatherapy to him confidently, including information on how to use essential oils for anxiety. I also shared the intervention with my team, and the physicians in particular were excited to learn about the evidence base and strength of recommendation! It was very exciting! I really appreciated taking this course.” – Chaplain

“I’m so glad I watched these training’s before we started our Palliative Care program.  We are finding ways to get these services to our patients once we start.” – Director of Hospice

“I am so thankful that I was able to gain so much information from this program.  It has increased my confidence ten-fold as it relates to how I can help my patients and their family members, as well as personally with myself and friends.  I find myself discussing this more with colleagues and I am currently reviewing how we can incorporate these thing more into our care.” – Social Worker

“I really enjoyed the training. I think I primarily gained a structure for talking to patients about complementary interventions. I’ve really appreciated having this more enriched discourse for discussing these interventions with patients and found that being able to adeptly talk about them has patients feel less embarrassed or self-conscious about seeking them out.” – Social Worker

“I really liked this program. It inspired many collaborative conversations between departments, and how to expand our current Whole Health program within those collaborations.” – Social Worker

“It has opened my mind to learning more about how to deliver the therapies, and what is realistic in my current clinical setting.” – Nurse

“This program has enlightened me on so many non-pharmacological options for the hospice community I serve.  I am incredibly grateful for this experience.” – Nurse

“This was so great! It has taken my institution decades to get integrative medicine at our cancer center and unfortunately, it is a tiny program.  I’d like to figure out how we might be able to get more resources to more people via our palliative care clinic.  Thank you for developing this work!” – Nurse

“This was a very good introductory program to enhance a basic understanding of integrative therapies for practice. The evidence tables were particularly beneficial and helpful as well as the links.“ — Nurse

“I appreciated the evidence grids and the specificity each modality had in the palliative population (particularly the precautions/safety/special considerations). Such helpful resources!!” — Nurse

“I have been a hospice nurse for 20 years- this info is timeless and valid across all spectrums of care.“ – Nurse

“I appreciated the evidence grids and the specificity each modality had in the palliative population (particularly the precautions/safety/special considerations). Such helpful resources!!” – Nurse

“The program is very informative and helpful. I am currently working with our new Spiritual Care Coordinator and one of our Palliative Care Providers to bring some of the resources and tools discussed to our staff and our patients. We are working to set up a resource room to provide some of the integrative therapies discussed for patients and staff. Also hoping to do some bereavement support.” – Nurse

“I have started to research what our practice has to offer and how often our patients are using the services in place. I have also started a dialogue with a practitioner and my supervisor in how we can incorporate integrative care practices to our patients. I have set a timeline for myself to conduct teaching with nursing colleagues so that they may provide integrative care to patients. I’m excited to implement complementary techniques for patients and possibly their family members to help add to the care they are receiving.” — Nurse

“I’m really grateful for the information shared – my overall comfort level with integrative therapies was quite low, so this has given me a foundation upon which I can continue to build knowledge. I’m looking forward to incorporating integrative therapies into my practice, and to sharing information about integrative therapies with my patients.” – Physician

“I’m working with patients having existential crisis or spiritual crisis when facing EOL. I was delighted with the program and hope to give a presentation to our local community of PC/Hospice providers on “Hugs before Drugs”– expanding the palette of PC.” – Physician

“Excellent course content, ZERO integration at my current inpatient palliative care service. I feel this curriculum empowered me with the evidence and past practice recommendations to feel more comfortable with the content. I am not at a place to INITIATE conversations about integrative therapies at a systems level change, yet I do feel this education wasn’t wasted on me, as much of it was my first exposure to the content. Yet should I be exposed to someone else initiating/offering these therapies to my patients, I would be quick to engage in conversations, education, referral etc.! Thank you!” – Physician

“I’m really grateful for the information shared – my overall comfort level with integrative therapies was quite low, so this has given me a foundation upon which I can continue to build knowledge. I’m looking forward to incorporating integrative therapies into my practice, and to sharing information about integrative therapies with my patients.” – Physician

“It’s really opened my awareness and understanding of the different modalities, so that I can better answer questions and make recommendations on each.“ – Physician

“This has got me thinking and exploring integrative modalities. It was a spring board which has been helpful and caused me to start conversations with stakeholders in my institution. It gave me the “lay of the land” which is very helpful.” – Physician