Researchers of Traditional, Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine and Health

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Systematic Review

The aim of palliative care is to improve quality of life for patients with serious illnesses by treating their symptoms and adverse effects. Hospice care also aims for this for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less. When conventional therapies do not provide adequate symptom management or produce their own adverse effects, patients, families and caregivers may prefer complementary or alternative approaches in their care. Read more here.