Comer Children’s Hospital

Project Title
Integrative Medicine Residency Program
Alternative Medicine
Chicago, IL

The second year of a $48,300 two-year grant to support a residency training program for integrative/alternative medicine, including training for the next generation of pediatricians in integrative medicine, as well as funding for iPads, biofeedback and additional resources for pediatric patients that are coping with serious illness and pain. The program also provides nurse training in complementary and alternative medicine. 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.