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For elective courses in Alternative Therapies of Medicine also called Complementary Medicine. To be integrated into other nursing courses such as Community Health Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing and Issues and Trends where appropriate. Providing a comprehensive overview of alternative health practices and complimentary therapies from a nursing perspective, this enlightening and informative text covers the principles, techniques, research, health promotion methods and healing practices for specific illnesses and symptoms. Offering a broad understanding of alternative therapies, this text empowers students with the knowledge to guide future practice decisions and incorporate alternative approaches in patient care. It begins with introductory concepts, followed by a presentation of ancient systematized health care practices, then devotes the remainder of the text to a variety of therapies with information on how nurses can integrate that knowledge into practice.
Karen Lee Fontaine: Professor, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
Table of Contents
UNIT I Healing Practices: Complementary/Alternative Therapies for Nurses
Basic Concepts Guiding Alternative Therapies
UNIT II Systematized Health Care Practices
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Native American Healing and Curanderismo
UNIT III Botanical Healing
Herbs and Nutritional Supplements
UNIT IV Manual Healing Methods
Pressure Point Therapies
Hand-Mediated Biofield Therapies
Combined Physical and Biofield Therapies
UNIT V Mind-Body Techniques
Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery
UNIT VI Spiritual Therapies
Faith and Prayer
UNIT VII Other Therapies
Appendix Alternative Therapies for Common Health Problems