Consumer interest in and use of complementary/alternative therapies has increased exponentially in the past decades. Although many of the over 1800 therapies have not been used in the delivery of nursing care, a number of these therapies have a long tradition of use in nursing. Additionally, nurses have conducted research on selected complementary therapies. Nursing is in an excellent position to be a leader in integrating these therapies into the Western biomedical health model and in continuing the research that will provide a better scientific base for the use of complementary therapies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Online journal of issues in nursing [electronic resource]|
|Issue number||2 SPEC. ISS.|
|State||Published - 2001|
- Complementary therapies
- Nursing interventions