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Children 2018, 5(11), 154; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5110154

The Elephant in the Room: The Need for Increased Integrative Therapies in Conventional Medical Settings

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Child Life Department, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Columbia University Medical Center, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032, USA
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Division of Hematology/Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, 161 Ft. Washington Ave, Suite 922, New York, NY 10032-3789, USA
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Pastoral Care, NewYork-Presbyterian Milstein Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032-3789, USA
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Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 3959 Broadway, CHN-W116, New York, NY 10032
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Received: 15 October 2018 / Revised: 10 November 2018 / Accepted: 10 November 2018 / Published: 16 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Implementing Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Practice)
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Abstract

Pediatric integrative therapy programs are essential to the treatment and well-being of patients. Identifying an effective integrative therapy model within conventional pediatric medical settings, however, often proves difficult. Our goal in this article is to explore varied solutions to increase access and inclusion of integrative therapies in an effort to promote best practice and holistic care. The main methods applied in this article are vignettes that illustrate how the integrative therapies in a metropolitan academic hospital successfully treat the patient by complementing conventional medicine. This leads to comprehensive care. The central finding of the article proposes viable solutions to increase interdisciplinary collaboration both internally within the institution and externally. Integrative therapists detail how they were able to increase visibility and yield best practice through increased educational initiatives and interdisciplinary collaboration. View Full-Text
Keywords: Integrative therapies; art therapy; music therapy; yoga therapy; acupuncture; pastoral care; creative arts therapy; pediatrics Integrative therapies; art therapy; music therapy; yoga therapy; acupuncture; pastoral care; creative arts therapy; pediatrics
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Hall, M.; Bifano, S.M.; Leibel, L.; Golding, L.S.; Tsai, S.-L. The Elephant in the Room: The Need for Increased Integrative Therapies in Conventional Medical Settings. Children 2018, 5, 154.

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