Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice

ISBN-10: 0135102464
ISBN-13: 9780135102466
Edition: 3rd 2011
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Book details

List price: $76.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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 newly updated third edition incorporates the latest research findings, expanded resource sections, additional photographs, and thoroughly updated material.For nurses and practitioners in allied health fields who seek to expand their practice to offer wider choices to consumers of health care.

Karen Lee Fontaine, R.N., M.S.N., is Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet, where she has been teaching for 20 years. She is also a certified sex therapist and maintains a private practice coun�seling individuals and couples. Her publishing awards include the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2000) for Healing Practices: Alternative Therapies for Nursing and the Annual Nursing Book Review Sigma Theta Tau (2000) for Mental Health Nursing (4th edition). Her distinguishing academic honors include the Luther Christman Excellence in Published Writing Award, Gamma Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Rush University (1997) and Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Theta Tau International (1994-1995). She has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy since 2000.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Reviewers
Healing Practices: Complementary/Alternative Therapies for Nurses
Integrative Healing
Basic Concepts Guiding Alternative Therapies
The Role of Evidence-Based Health Care in Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Systematized Health Care Practices
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ayurvedic Medicine
Native American Healing and Curanderismo
Botanical Healing
Herbs and Nutritional Supplements
Aromatherapy
Homeopathy
Naturopathy
Manual Healing Methods
Chiropractic
Massage
Pressure Point Therapies
Hand-Mediated Biofield Therapies
Combined Physical and Biofield Therapies
Mind-Body Techniques
Yoga
Meditation
Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery
Dreamwork
Intuition
Music Therapy
Biofeedback
Movement-Oriented Therapies
Spiritual Therapies
Shamans
Faith and Prayer
Other Therapies
Bioelectromagnetics
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Appendix Alternative Therapies for Common Health Problems
Index

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