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Saturday, April 25 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Global Perspectives on Integrative Oncology

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Integrative oncology, previously known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is seen as an important part of health promotion practices and the treatment plan for cancer patients around the world. A growing number of individuals practice meditation and yoga, get acupuncture treatments, receive chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, listen to music, or choose a variety of CAM health care practices to complement their cancer treatments. A large number of cancer institutions have natural settings in their clinical environments for patients and family members. The increase in use of these practices and environments may be partly due to a growing body of research showing that CAM practices can help manage pain, reduce stress, and increase quality of life. This session is based on current research and evidence-based practices from a variety of international perspectives. In this session, oncology nurses will learn about current research and evidence-based practices related to integrative oncology from Canada, Europe, and Asia.


  1. Identify evidence informed CAM decision support strategies and interventions.
  2. Describe practical strategies that oncology nurses may use in clinical practice settings to address unmet patient and family CAM information and decision support needs.
  3. Provide research data to suggest the evidence-base use of henna for hand-foot syndrome and honey for xerostomia in head and neck patients.
  4. Discuss common CAM practices used in Asia by oncology nurses.

avatar for Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She is the Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology Nursing at the College of Nursing, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a research scientist at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ, her Master of Science degree in teaching specialty and oncology... Read More →
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Andreas Charalambous, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
An expert in Oncology and Palliative Care, with special interest in clinical trials, supportive care, quality of life and study of the in-depth experience of living with cancer.
avatar for Tracy Truant, RN, MSN, PhD(c)

Tracy Truant, RN, MSN, PhD(c)

University of British Columbia School of Nursing
Tracy has been an oncology nurse for 25 years, holding a variety of clinical, education, research and leadership roles at local, provincial, and national levels. Currently, Tracy is the Vice President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmieres en oncologie (CANO/ACIO) and a full time doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada... Read More →

Myungsun Yi, DNS, RN

Professor & President, College of Nursing Seoul National Univeristy & Asian Oncology Nursing Society
Myungsun Yi, DNS, RN, is a professor at the College of Nursing Seoul National University in South Korea. She is the first president of the Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS) which was established in 2013 and has worked as the president of Korean Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Seoul National University and her Doctor of Nursing Science degree from the State University of New York at... Read More →

Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
315A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819