Complementary therapies in nursing practice

Birks, Melanie, and Chapman, Ysanne (2009) Complementary therapies in nursing practice. In: Crisp, Jackie, and Taylor, Catherine, (eds.) Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing (Australian adaptation). Elsevier Mosby, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 799-815.

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[Extract] Throughout the Western world, there has been an increase in the use of complementary therapies, not only to augment orthodox care in the prevention and treatment of illness, but also as a first-line choice by people to stay healthy. Complementary therapies are becoming commonplace in the Australian healthcare system (Kermode and others, 1999; Leach 2004a, 2006; MacLennan and others, 1996; McCabe, 2001, 2005; Wilkinson and Simpson, 2002), which previously was defined and directed, for the most part, by Western biomedical approaches. Populations worldwide have been shown to be increasing their usage of natural medicine (Leach 2004a, 2004b). The movement towards the use of complementary medicines and therapies motivated the Australian Medical Association in 2002 to call for evidence and regulation of both complementary medicines and therapists.

Item ID: 29558
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-323-04828-6
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 02:34
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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