Issues in complementary therapies: How we got to where we are

Mariah Snyder, Ruth Lindquist

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalOnline journal of issues in nursing [electronic resource]
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - 2001


  • Complementary therapies
  • Nursing
  • Nursing interventions


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