Integrative Care

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Throughout its history, St Vincent’s has consistently set the standard of care for patients by providing excellence in cancer services with an individualised, holistic approach to multidisciplinary care. The Kinghorn Cancer Centre will extend the continuation of St Vincent’s tradition and values by developing an integrative medicine approach to patient care.

Integrative medicine describes the practice of conventional and complementary health care that is evidence-based, under the umbrella of a collaborative approach to patient care amongst practitioners. It emphasises approaches to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness, with due respect for the human capacity for healing and the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient.