Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing: Fifth Edition

Mariah Snyder, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 19 mar. 2006 - 440 páginas
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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.

A uniform format used throughout the book gives easy access to information about each therapy. Each chapter contains:
  • A description of the therapy
  • Scientific basis for use of the therapy
  • Inclusion of one or two techniques that can be used to implement the therapy
  • Conditions and patient populations in which the therapy has been used
  • Suggestions for research

Precautions to be aware of when using a therapy are noted in the intervention section.

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Mariah Snyder PhD, RN, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Her professional career has included teaching courses on complementary therapies, conducting research on the use of complementary therapies in persons with dementia and managing stress in persons with chronic illnesses, and assisting international nurses to incorporate complementary therapies in practice and education. Dr. Snyder was a founding member of the Center for Spirituality and Healing in the Academic Health Center and was a primary contributor to the development of its interdisciplinary minor--the first such minor in the United States. Her retirement activities include using complementary therapies in women with addictions and who are imprisoned, and assisting with developing the library at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, MN, a college preparatory school for students from economically poor families.

Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FAHA is a Professor in the School of Nursing, and faculty member of the Center for Spirituality and Healing in the Academic Health Center of the University of Minnesota. She is a research consultant for the Women's Heart Health Program of the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Her research as a Densford Scholar in the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership focused on critical care nurses' attitudes toward and use of complementary/alternative therapies. Her recent research focuses on cardiovascular patient response to the use of therapies in the context of hospitalization with acute cardiac conditions, and the use of complementary therapies, exercise, and cardiac support groups to reduce stress and improve quality of life of women with heart disease.

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