Mindfulness meditation in pediatric clinical practice

Author: Ott MJ
Pain and Palliative Care Program, Zakim Center for Integrated Therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
Conference/Journal: Pediatr Nurs
Date published: 2002
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 487-90 , Special Notes: Review , Word Count: 60

Complementary therapies are used in addition to conventional treatments; alternative therapies are generally used instead of conventional treatments. In the Five Domains of complementary and alternative therapies, patient education and cognitive-behavioral approaches are listed as mainstream interventions. Meditation is listed within the mind-body domain as a complementary intervention used to facilitate the mind's ability to affect bodily functions and symptoms.