Show Summary Details
Page of

Integrative Palliative Care 

Integrative Palliative Care
Integrative Palliative Care

Angela Lee

, Stephanie Cheng

, and Dale Lupu

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 20 April 2021

Integrative medicine and palliative medicine share many tenets. This chapter reviews integrative approaches to the most common symptoms needing palliation among geriatric patients at the end of life, including pain, nausea and vomiting, constipation, dyspnea, and fatigue. Several palliative care approaches to communication about patient goals and advance care planning for a time when the patient is unable to make decisions are described. Resources to support advance care planning are provided. Finally, issues that need to be addressed by either primary care geriatrics or in consultation with palliative care in the last weeks, days, and hours of life are described.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.