American Journal of Hospice and Palliative
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published online 13 October 2011AM J HOSP PALLIAT CARE
Tealdi, Cristina Orecchia, Giovanna De Vito, Lorena Giaretto, Michela Donadio, Oscar Bertetto, Marina Schena and
Nadia Birocco, Camilla Guillame, Silvana Storto, Giuliana Ritorto, Cristiana Catino, Nisha Gir, Lucia Balestra, Giancarla
The Effects of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Patients Attending a Day Oncology and Infusion
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In light of these results, Reiki therapy may be considered a
useful aid in the management of anxiety and pain during day-
hospital stay for cancer care; furthermore, offering Reiki ther-
apy in hospitals could provide a global approach to cancer
patients, which responds to their physical and emotional needs
within a holistic vision of care.
We wish to thank the volunteers from the Cerchiodiluce Association
and the staff of the Hematology and Oncology Department, San Gio-
vanni Battista Hospital, for their collaboration in the project.
Declaration of Conflicting Interests
The author(s) declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the
research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.
The author(s) received no financial support for the research, author-
ship, and/or publication of this article.
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Table 7. Feelings Perceived During Reiki Therapy Sessions
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