01. Interprofessional, Integrative Treatment of Oncology Patients at a Large Midwestern Community Health System

Abstract

Focus Area: Integrative Approaches to Care

The Integrative Medicine team at NorthShore University Health System has practiced together for the past 12 years, with a majority of our clientele dealing with oncology issues. We follow patients through the various stages of their cancer treatments, from prevention of cancer, to time of diagnosis, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, rehabilitation, survivorship, recurrence, and hospice and palliative care.

Based on the framework of treating a patient with cancer, our panelists will discuss each of their treatment strategies, ranging from bodywork, energy work, traditional Chinese medicine, counseling, guided imagery, herbal and nutritional supplements, and hospice and palliative care. We also will discuss the administrative and financial miracles that make it all happen as seamlessly as possible while increasing access to care for those who cannot afford these services.

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