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Complementary/alternative Therapies in Nursing,9780826114471
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Complementary/alternative Therapies in Nursing

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9780826114471

ISBN10:
0826114474
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/19/2006
Publisher(s):
Springer Pub Co
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Summary

A very sober and systematic approach to a wide range of alternative therapies, which can be used by nurses independently of other health care practitioners (i.e. they don't need a doctor's ok to go ahead and use). Standardized chapter format ? each therapy is defined, current research on topic is reviewed, uses and techniques are described, followed by precautions and a list of questions for further research.

Table of Contents

Contributors xi
Preface xv
Part I: Foundations for Practice
Chapter 1 An Overview of Complementary/Alternative Therapies
3(12)
Mariah Snyder and Ruth Lindquist
Chapter 2 Cultural Diversity and Complementary Therapies
15(10)
Kathleen Niska and Mariah Snyder
Chapter 3 Self as Healer
25(10)
Barbara Leonard and Sue Towey
Chapter 4 Presence
35(10)
Mariah Snyder
Chapter 5 Therapeutic Listening
45(14)
Shigeaki Watanuki, Mary Fran Tracy, and Ruth Lindquist
Part II: Mind—Body Therapies
Chapter 6 Imagery
59(20)
Janice Post-White and Maura Fitzgerald
Chapter 7 Music Intervention
79(14)
Linda Chlan
Chapter 8 Humor
93(14)
Kevin Smith
Chapter 9 Yoga
107(10)
Miriam E. Cameron
Chapter 10 Biofeedback
117(12)
Marion Good
Chapter 11 Meditation
129(14)
Mary Jo Kreitzer
Chapter 12 Prayer
143(10)
Mariah Snyder
Chapter 13 Storytelling
153(12)
Roxanne Struthers
Chapter 14 Journaling
165(10)
Mariah Snyder
Chapter 15 Animal-Assisted Therapy
175(16)
Jennifer Jorgenson
Part III: Energy and Biofield Therapies
Chapter 16 Magnet Therapy
191(12)
Corjena K. Cheung
Chapter 17 Healing Touch
203(22)
Alexa W. Umbreit
Chapter 18 Therapeutic Touch
225(18)
Janet F. Quinn
Chapter 19 Reiki
243(12)
Debbie Ringdahl and Linda L. Halain
Chapter 20 Acupressure
255(16)
Pamela Weiss
Chapter 21 Reflexology
271(14)
Thora Jenny Gunnarsdottir
Part IV: Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies
Chapter 22 Massage
285(10)
Mariah Snyder
Chapter 23 Exercise
295(18)
Diane Treat-Jacobson, Daniel L. Mark, and Ulf Bronäs
Chapter 24 Tai Chi
313(10)
Kuei-Min Chen
Chapter 25 Muscle Relaxation Techniques
323(12)
Mariah Snyder, Elizabeth Pestka, and Catherine Bly
Part V: Biologically Based Therapies
Chapter 26 Aromatherapy
335(16)
Linda L. Halcón and Jane Buckle
Chapter 27 Herbal Medicines
351(16)
Gregory A. Plotnikoff with Yun Lu
Chapter 28 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
367(16)
Bridget Doyle and Melissa Frisvold
Part VI: Perspectives on Future Research and Practice
Chapter 29 Perspectives on Future Research and Practice
383(12)
Ruth Lindquist and Mariah Snyder
Index 395


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