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Building a Reiki and Healing Touch Volunteer Program at an Academic Medical Center

As the patient experience gains more attention, hospitals are responding by offering a broader range of options to support patient health and healing. One type of integrative therapy is biofield therapy or energy-based therapy and includes practices of Reiki and Healing Touch. At 1 large Midwest medical center, a small group of care providers came together to address increasing patient interest and requests for Reiki and Healing Touch. The group developed a volunteer program in response. The purpose of this article is to outline the background, development process, and experiences with establishing a medical center’s Reiki and Healing Touch volunteer program. Read more here.