Research continues to point to the power of the mind in healing. Below are links to just a few of these research studies that back our approach.
We are currently conducting pilot research on the direct effects of Dhremo IV Decals with both pediatric and adult patients in partnership with Lifebridge Health and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. We look forward to sharing more as we gather data.
Hoping Is Coping: A Guiding Theoretical Framework for Promoting Coping and Adjustment Following Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis
Germann, J. N. , Leonard, D. , Stuenzi, T. J. , Pop, R. B. , Stewart, S. M., Leavey, P. J.; University of Texas.
"Changes in hope were found to partially mediate the
effects of depression and anxiety on quality of life" and "hope theory provides a framework for choosing interventions that may more globally promote children’s ability to maintain good functioning,
adjustment, well-being, and quality of life."
Optimizing stress responses with reappraisal and mindset interventions: an integrated model
Jeremy P. Jamieson, Alia J. Crum, J. Parker Goyer, Marisa E. Marotta & Modupe Akinola, University of Rochester
Research that supports the notion of 'mind over matter'. Research shows how perception of stress as negative or positive can impact influence on our physical health.
Stress Levels of Nurses in Oncology Outpatient Units, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(2),158-164
Woonhwa Ko; Kiser-Larson, Norma.
Emotional stressors contribute to oncology nurses having a higher risk than the normal risk of compassion fatigue and burnout.
Virtual reality as a distraction intervention for women receiving chemotherapy, Oncol Nurs Forum, 31(1):81-8.
Schneider, S. , et. al.
Nursing interventions that utilize virtual reality can be an effective way to reduct symptom distress and have a better way to cope.
Improving oncology nurses' communication skills for difficult conversations. Clin J Oncol Nurs, 17(3): E45-51. doi: 10. 1188/13. CJON. E45-E51.
Baer L., Weinstein E.
Nurses with strong communication skills enhance patient satisfaction and even improved clinical outcomes. Nurses recognize need for skill development and practice.
Evaluation of an integrated communication skills training program for nurses in cancer care in Beijing, China. Nurs Res, 56(3):202-9.
Liu J. , Mok E, Wong T, Xue L, Xu B..
Effectively dealing with patient and family distress, requires nurses to have communication skills and strategies to cope with difficult emotions, reactions or questions. Nursing education seems to be insufficient in equipping nurses with adequate tools and practice in therapeutic communication.
Change your Mindset, Change the Game
Dr. Alia Crum
The ways in which we think and believe has an impact on how our physical body will respond and what we experience.
The science of how mindset transforms the human experience
Dr. Alia Crum
The reality we will experience tomorrow is in part a product of the mindsets we hold today. Stanford’s Alia Crum explain where our mindsets come from and how they impact our physical health, including through the placebo effect and our attitudes to work, food and stress.
Milanti A, Metsala E, Hannula L. Reducing psychological distress in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Br J Nurs. 2016;25(4):S25-30.
Milanti A1, Metsälä E2, Hannula L3.
Psycho-educational intervention with positive reappraisal and relaxation provided to patients experienced significantly lower distress levels than the control group.
Zainal NZ, Booth S, Huppert FA. The efficacy of mindfulness-based stress reduction on mental health of breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2013;22(7):1457-1465.
Zainal NZ, Booth S, Huppert FA.
Significant mental health improvement was shown in breast cancer patients who participated in a mindfulness based stress reduction program.
Mindfulness significantly reduces self-reported levels of anxiety and depression: results of a randomised controlled trial among 336 Danish women treated for stage I-III breast cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2013;49(6):1365-1373.
Wurtzen H, Dalton SO, Elsass P, et al.
An 8 week Mindfulness-based stress reduction program included in treatment for breast cancer patients significantly reduced self reported levels of anxiety and depression.
Jensen CG, Elsass P, Neustrup L, et al. What to listen for in the consultation. Breast cancer patients' own focus on talking about acceptance-based psychological coping predicts decreased psychological distress and depression. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;97(2):165-172.
Jensen CG, Elsass P, Neustrup L, et al.
Acceptance based coping skills linked to lower depressive symptoms and distress in patients.