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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice - 2nd edition

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice (ISBN10: 0131512544; ISBN13: 9780131512542)
ISBN13: 978-0131512542
ISBN10: 0131512544

Summary: For courses in alternative therapies as well as issues and trends courses, and continuing education courses for nurses.

Providing a comprehensive overview of alternative health practices and complementary therapies from a nursing perspective, this enlightening and informative resource covers the principles, techniques, research, health promotion methods and healing practices for specific illnesses and symptoms. This second edition incorporates the latest r
esearch findings, expanded resource sections, additional photographs, and thoroughly updated material.

Features
  • NEW - "Using Research to Heal" feature--Presents current students to further critical thinking.
    • Inspires students to design studies to answer their questions.
  • NEW - Updated resource section--Includes resources from Canada & Great Britain.
    • Incorporates a more global approach to reflect the growing interest in and use of alternative therapies.
  • NEW - Updated research section.
    • Leads students to all of the latest research findings.
  • NEW - Expanded chapter on herbs and nutrition.
    • Incorporates new research findings and a table on herb/drug interaction.
  • Integrated nursing practice chapter sections--Provides specific information on and suggestions for implementing alternative healing therapies into Western health care systems.
    • Helps students understand the role of alternative practices in the current health care system.
  • Comparison of philosophical approaches--Introduces the philosophical approaches to both Western biomedicine and alternative or complementary medicine; defines and discusses such common concepts as energy, breath, spirituality, and healing.
    • Provides a basis of comparison and allows students to relate what they know and understand about Western Practices to alternative practices.
  • Systematized health care practices--Considers an entire set of values, attitudes, and beliefs that generate a philosophy of treatment, not simply a group of remedies.
    • Acknowledges the holistic aspects of alternative approaches to care.
  • Botanical healing--Covers herbs and nutritional supplements, naturopathy, homeopathy, and aromatherapy.
    • Exposes students to healing methods used by 80% of the world's population.
  • Manual healing methods--Examines chiropractic, massage therapy, pressure point therapies, hand-mediated biofield therapies, and physical-biofield therapies.
    • Enlightens students to some of our most ancient healing techniques, and demonstrates their impact and staying power in health care today.
  • Mind-body techniques--Includes discussions on yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy and imagery, dreams, biofeedback, and movement-oriented therapies.
    • Demonstrates the variety of alternative practices for healing and health promotion.
  • Spiritual approaches--Looks at working with shamans and the use of faith and prayer.
    • Helps students understand the power and significant therapeutic value of ancient principles and practices.
  • Alternative therapies--Considers such practices as bioelectromagnetics, detoxifying therapies, and animals assisted therapy.
    • Makes students aware of current ideas and options available in alternative healing.
  • "Try This" boxed feature--Includes discussions on focused breathing, visualization, emotional first aid, improving dream recall, absorbing earth energy, interacting with your pet, and more.
    • Gives students an example of how alternative therapies can be integrated into their own lives.
...show more
Summary: For courses in alternative therapies as well as issues and trends courses, and continuing education courses for nurses.

Providing a comprehensive overview of alternative health practices and complementary therapies from a nursing perspective, this enlightening and informative resource covers the principles, techniques, research, health promotion methods and healing practices for specific illnesses and symptoms. This second edition incorporates the latest research findings, expanded resource sections, additional photographs, and thoroughly updated material.

Features
  • NEW - "Using Research to Heal" feature--Presents current students to further critical thinking.
    • Inspires students to design studies to answer their questions.
  • NEW - Updated resource section--Includes resources from Canada & Great Britain.
    • Incorporates a more global approach to reflect the growing interest in and use of alternative therapies.
  • NEW - Updated research section.
    • Leads students to all of the latest research findings.
  • NEW - Expanded chapter on herbs and nutrition.
    • Incorporates new research findings and a table on herb/drug interaction.
  • Integrated nursing practice chapter sections--Provides specific information on and suggestions for implementing alternative healing therapies into Western health care systems.
    • Helps students understand the role of alternative practices in the current health care system.
  • Comparison of philosophical approaches--Introduces the philosophical approaches to both Western biomedicine and alternative or complementary medicine; defines and discusses such common concepts as energy, breath, spirituality, and healing.
    • Provides a basis of comparison and allows students to relate what they know and understand about Western Practices to alternative practices.
  • Systematized health care practices--Considers an entire set of values, attitudes, and beliefs that generate a philosophy of treatment, not simply a group of remedies.
    • Acknowledges the holistic aspects of alternative approaches to care.
  • Botanical healing--Covers herbs and nutritional supplements, naturopathy, homeopathy, and aromatherapy.
    • Exposes students to healing methods used by 80% of the world's population.
  • Manual healing methods--Examines chiropractic, massage therapy, pressure point therapies, hand-mediated biofield therapies, and physical-biofield therapies.
    • Enlightens students to some of our most ancient healing techniques, and demonstrates their impact and staying power in health care today.
  • Mind-body techniques--Includes discussions on yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy and imagery, dreams, biofeedback, and movement-oriented therapies.
    • Demonstrates the variety of alternative practices for healing and health promotion.
  • Spiritual approaches--Looks at working with shamans and the use of faith and prayer.
    • Helps students understand the power and significant therapeutic value of ancient principles and practices.
  • Alternative therapies--Considers such practices as bioelectromagnetics, detoxifying therapies, and animals assisted therapy.
    • Makes students aware of current ideas and options available in alternative healing.
  • "Try This" boxed feature--Includes discussions on focused breathing, visualization, emotional first aid, improving dream recall, absorbing earth energy, interacting with your pet, and more.
    • Gives students an example of how alternative therapies can be integrated into their own lives.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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