Comer Children’s Hospital

Project Title
Integrative Medicine Residency Program, Complementary and Alternative Services and Outpatient Clinic
Alternative Medicine
Chicago, IL

Supports the Integrated Comfort Team efforts to assist children with significant medical conditions through a unique model of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The funding will cover continued support of residency training program for integrative/alternative medicine; growth of the program through outreach efforts; and continued training of Comer Children’s nursing staff.

The Pediatric Comfort Team was launched by the hospital to address the suffering and pain of children with serious, chronic illness. The “team” uses CAM to optimize the quality of life for children receiving palliative care with a focus on treating underserved children, reflecting a growing recognition that a palliative care team is a critical part of a comprehensive pediatric oncology program.