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"...the editors have made wise choices in expanded content and new topics for this text. It is a must have book particularly for novices beginning their journey into CAM use and practice in nursing." (4 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service
As the consumer demand for and use of complementary therapies continues to increase, it is critical to have knowledge about complementary therapies for professional nursing practice: to provide your patients with information about therapies, to be informed about research and practice guidelines related to complementary therapies, to alert your patients to possible contraindications with traditional medicines, and to incorporate some of these therapies into your own self-care.
Now in its fifth edition, Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing continues to provide the scientific basis for the use of therapies with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. A new chapter dedicated solely to research has been added to this edition, and the studies related to each therapy continue to be included in each chapter.
Precautions to be aware of when using a therapy are noted in the intervention section.