Science And Society

Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment - Urban Zen Initiative at Beth Israel Medical Center, 2-12-09



Donna Karan, through her Urban Zen initiative, has teamed with Beth Israel Medical Center's Continuum Center for Health and Healing, to create an 'Optimal Healing Environment' for cancer treatment. The Urban Zen Initiative at Beth Israel is supporting a major multi-component initiative that includes physical changes to the environment of the oncology unit, the introduction of skilled yoga therapy, staff retraining to encourage optimal healing, and a rigorous research program.