FeaturesLarge Clinical Study Shows Value of Therapeutic Touch ProgramNewshan, Gayle PhD, NP; Schuller-Civitella, Donna MPH, RN Author Information Holistic Care Services Department, St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY (Newshan) Inland Hospital, Norridgewock, Me (Schuller-Civitella). Corresponding author: Gayle Newshan, PhD, NP, Holistic Care Services Department, St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY. Holistic Nursing Practice: July 2003 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 189-192 Buy Abstract Representing the largest published sample size of therapeutic touch (TT) outcomes to date, data from this continuous quality improvement (CQI) clinical study suggests that TT, when provided in the clinical setting, promotes comfort, calmness, and well-being among hospitalized patients. In addition, patients are highly satisfied with TT. The newly developed Patient Satisfaction Survey and TT Performance Improvement Tool provide an effective means by which to evaluate a TT program. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.