Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology SIG

Oncology patients are increasingly turning to complementary and self-care practices to help manage their physical and emotional side effects and support well-being. Scientific evidence is growing to support the fact that thoughts, beliefs, and emotions can have an impact on physical as well as emotional health. Oncology social workers are frequently asked by patients for information about these modalities and for assistance in choosing and/or utilizing them. This SIG was formed to:

·      Provide a forum for communication among AOSW members regarding the evidence-base for integrative oncology interventions and referrals.

·      Educate and empower oncology social workers to utilize select integrative oncology interventions that are within their scope of practice.

·      Facilitate the sharing of integrative oncology resources.

Erin Price, LICSW
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-483-8600

Michelle Ferretti, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Life with Cancer
Phone: (703) 698-2524

Click here to access the Integrative Oncology SIG Resources Library