The Total Patient

Evidence-based design: A new concept in health care facilities that puts the focus on patients

Evidence-based design: A new concept in health care facilities that puts the focus on patients

A medical center in New Jersey makes the most of a rare opportunity to rebuild from the ground up. Its innovative patient rooms follow evidence-based design, a new concept in health care architecture.

A novel way to get patients to eat their fruits and vegetables: Have them grow their own!

A novel way to get patients to eat their fruits and vegetables: Have them grow their own!

A novel program helps patients with cancer eat better by helping them grow their own fruits and vegetables.

The Healing Arts Program at Montefiore: A collaboration that heals patients and nurses

The Healing Arts Program at Montefiore: A collaboration that heals patients and nurses

A major medical center in New York City uses a program of arts and music to help patients through their treatments. The program is even being used to give nurses a chance to de-stress.

CBT/CBTH mitigates fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

CBT/CBTH mitigates fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy to manage fatigue, often their most debilitating side effect.

Nondrug interventions can effectively improve time to fall asleep and total sleep time

Nondrug interventions can effectively improve time to fall asleep and total sleep time

A new study demonstrates that nonpharmaceutical techniques can resolve sleep disturbance and insomnia in patients with cancer.

Palliative care clinicians explain 10 points about the value of palliative care

Palliative care clinicians explain 10 points about the value of palliative care

Both patients and clinicians often confuse palliative care and hospice care. Palliative care clinicians offer 10 points to help explain the purpose of the former.

A partnership with cosmetics helps rebuild positive body images in patients with cancer

A partnership with cosmetics helps rebuild positive body images in patients with cancer

These programs are designed to help patients rebuild a positive self body image and cope with the physical effects of cancer and treatments.

Cancer in the very elderly: Three programs designed especially for frail patients

Cancer in the very elderly: Three programs designed especially for frail patients

These programs are designed to address the unique challenges of providing cancer care to patients older than 65 years.

ED visits at the end of life: Helping patients maintain their care decisions

ED visits at the end of life: Helping patients maintain their care decisions

Patients at the end of life often forego their resolve to die in their home, and visit an emergency department for care. A recent study sought to understand this decision.

A niche is found in modern cancer therapy for the ancient spiritual practice of quigong

A niche is found in modern cancer therapy for the ancient spiritual practice of quigong

Another therapeutic intervention can be added to the list of effective palliative care modalities available for patients with cancer: qigong (CHI gung). A newly published study found that the ancient mind-body practice ...

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