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A Randomized Trial of CAM at the End of Life (UW collaboration, Bastyr subcontractor

Status: 
Completed
Study area: 
CAM Research / Education
Healthy Aging
Principal investigator: 
B Lafferty (UW)
Co-investigator(s): 
L J Standish
Project period: 
September 2003 - 2008

The objective is to improve the quality of patient dying and death by the use of integrative medicine using mind, body, and energy interventions to complement allopathic comfort care for persons with advanced cancer and AIDS. The effects of the study will be measured by the assessment of functional status, symptoms, and post-death evaluation of the quality of dying and death.