Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based intervention designed to help people with advanced and metastatic cancer, and their close loved ones, manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. Reduction of psychological distress and prevention of future distress are the primary goals of CALM.
Developed by Gary Rodin MD and Sarah Hales MD PhD at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, CALM focuses on four content domains that address the practical and profound issues commonly faced by individuals with advanced and metastatic cancer.
CALM therapy optimally consists of three to six sessions delivered over three to six months, by a wide range of specially trained health care providers.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and GIPPEC
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre