If the state of Washington is any indication, CAM therapies play a significant role in hospice care.

Survey results presented during the North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine reveal that more than a dozen different CAM therapies are offered through hospice care in Washington, with massage, music therapy, and energy healing used most often.

Most hospices (74%) offered three to seven different therapies. Four hospices (13%) offered one or two therapies, while another four (13%) offered between eight to twelve therapies.

The CAM therapies used are listed in the abstract.

7/24/06 00:06 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.