Ruth A Lindquist, Margo Halm, Mary Fran Tracy, Mariah Snyder

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This book seeks to bring its readers a firm foundation on complementary therapies and nurses' contemporary use of them. The chapters provide descriptive histories of the therapies as well as their current evidence base underlying applications for many different uses in a wide range of settings. It highlights the cultural applications and culturally sensitive delivery of the therapies. Included in the authors' reflections about the future are considerations of access to therapies, tailoring therapies to individuals and cultures, and the affordability and evidence base of complementary therapies. It is a future in which complementary therapies are increasingly offered that are accessible, affordable, safe, and evidenced-based. New findings, methods, workforce strengths, and strategies spawned by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 can continue the work to transform healthcare as one knows it, as well as promote the informed use of complementary therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplementary Therapies in Nursing
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Integrative Care
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780826194992
ISBN (Print)9780826194954
StatePublished - Aug 15 2022

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  • Complementary therapies
  • Consumers
  • Evidence-based
  • Future
  • Precautions


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