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Factsheet: Childhood Cancer

Cancer in children is rare; however, it is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States. 

Research: Meditation and the Brain

Initial results from this study suggest that meditation may be associated with structural changes in areas of the brain that are important for sensory, cognitive and emotional processing. The data ...

Study: Counting Blessings not Burdens

The ability to appreciate the positive in one's life is viewed as a crucial component to well-being. Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough share their research findings on gratitude.

Acupuncture: Its Place in Holistic Care

Traditional Chinese medicine remains a valuable portal into an alternative way of perceiving health and illness. In view of holistic health care, this article supports nursing professionals embracing ...

Article: ART as Palliative Care

Given that art therapy can have such positive effects, can art-making activities improve the state of mind and reduce the levels of pain andanxiety of a patient suffering from cancer? A group of ...

AMA letter to President Trump

James Madara, MD, Executive VP, CEO of The American Medical Association writes President Trump regarding the opioid epidemic.

JAMA Article: Creative Arts Therapies and Cancer

Creative arts therapies (CATs) can reduce anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue and increase quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer.

Presentation: Update on Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has transformed the way physicians approach pain management and prescribe medicines to treat pain. While Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, state and federal laws and ...

Process Study: Foregiveness, Stress, Health

Psychological stress is a well-known risk factor for poor health, and recent research has suggested that the emotion-focused coping process of forgiveness may help mitigate these effects. This ...

Presentation: Why Gratitude Matters

An article and study that outlines the benefits of gratitude and how to experience these benefits in our daily lives and in healthcare.

Article: Self Compassion in Clinical Practice

This article by Germer and Neff outline the principles of compassionate care.

Article: Presence__Spiritual Care in Nursing

This article argues that while not all nurses are comfortable with spiritual care, nurses may be comfortable with enacting presence. Presence, an encompassing element in spiritual care, might be a ...

Study: Compassion_Competence_in_Nurses

The purpose of study was to identify the attributes of the concept of compassion competence for nurses. A hybrid model was used to develop the concept, which included fieldwork performed. The concept ...

Study: Quality of Life & Chemotherapy

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of educational interventions on breast cancer patients during chemotherapy, with a secondary aim of focusing on describing symptoms in patients ...

Study: Nature and Mortality

A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that people who live in “greener” areas, with more vegetation around, have a lower risk of mortality. The health benefits are ...

Research: Depression in Resident Physicians

The Prevalence of Depression and Depressive Symptoms among Resident Physicians, JAMA December 8, 2015. 

Music and Medicine: Harnessing Discipline and Creativity

Article and references written by Lisa M. Wong, MD, published in the AMA Journal of Ethics. Music and healing have been inextricably linked throughout history.

Creativity and Spirituality in Nursing

Creative modalities offer nurses a new perspective on how to care for patients. The link between creativity and healing is well documented. In response to this, many hospitals have instituted ...

Pilot Study: Chaplaincy Intervention and Cystic Fibrosis

Testing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Chaplaincy Intervention to Improving Treatment Attitudes and Self-Efficacy of Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis: A Pilot Study

Art, Healing and Public Health

This review explores the relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes.