Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Eight Edition

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Eight Edition

SKU# 9780826144331

Editors:

  • Ruth Lindquist PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
  • Mary Frances Tracy PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
  • Mariah Snyder PhD, RN, FAAN
$80.00

Description 

The reorganized and expanded eighth edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to deliver innovative, practice guidelines for evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies that can easily be incorporated into curriculum and applied directly to practice. It describes holistic treatments that are culturally appropriate for clients across the lifespan and provides N-CLEX-relevant content and content relevant for preparation of Advanced Practice Nurses. The eighth edition reflects an expanding interest in these therapies worldwide, featuring numerous international sidebars and applications that provide a global perspective along with an understanding of the cultural derivations and uses of complementary therapies. The new edition also highlights digital and technical advances, includes key updates to foundations for practice, and describes cutting-edge research. Included is a description of the evolution and establishment of the NCCIH and their current national agenda. Updated legal information regarding regulation and credentialing, enlarged safety and precaution content, and the inclusion of a broad range of therapies, add to the utility of this new edition.

The only book about complementary and alternative therapies written specifically for nurses that focuses on essential evidence for practice, the text includes a definition and description of each therapy, how it evolved, the rationale for using it, and the scientific basis and research evidence for its use with a variety of specific patient populations, including a sidebar for each therapy that describes its use in an international setting. With a consistent chapter format, the book provides practical guidelines for using the therapies to promote health and comfort while increasing patients’ wellbeing and satisfaction with care.

New to the Eighth Edition:

  • Updated research-based content, including new cutting-edge references
  • Expanded content about technology and digital resources
  • New Foreword and endorsements by prominent scholars
  • Describes key steps forward in evolution of the NCCIH and their current national agenda
  • Highlights indigenous culture-based therapies
  • New chapter: "Systems of Care: Sowa Rigpa ---The Tibetan Knowledge of Healing"
  • New chapter: "Independent Personal Use of Complementary Therapies"
  • New chapter: "Dreams and Visions for the Future: Editor Reflections"
  • Updated legal concerns and regulation and credentialing
  • Enlarged safety and precaution content
  • Helpful tips for selecting practitioners
  • Use of therapies for nurses' and patients' self-care
  • Strategies for initiating therapies and programs including institution-wide

Key Features:

  • Delivers comprehensive and current guidelines for therapy use
  • Written by highly respected nurse experts
  • Employs consistent format for ease of use
  • Describes instructional techniques and safety precautions for each therapy
  • Provides a strong international focus

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 15, 2018
  • Page Count 584
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826144331

About The Author(s) 

Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing and a graduate faculty member of the Center for Spirituality and Healing in the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a Fellow of the Stroke Council and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing of the American Heart Association. Dr. Lindquist employs evidence-based complementary therapies and behavioral strategies in her research to reduce cardiovascular disease risk and improve individual’s health-related quality of life. She is co-founder of an innovative women’s-only cardiac support group designed to enhance self-care and transform lifestyles to reduce heart disease risks. As a Densford Scholar in the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership she conducted a national survey of critical care nurses’ attitudes toward and use of complementary and alternative therapies.

Mary Frances Tracy, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, FAAN is in a joint position as Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Nurse Scientist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, MHealth. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Tracy has been the PI or co-PI on eight major funded research projects, some of which focused on nurse use of alternative therapy interventions in critical care and to reduce reliance on traditional medicine interventions. She conducted a national survey of critical care nurses’ attitudes toward and use of complementary therapies and this survey has been further utilized by subsequent researchers in more than 15 additional countries. Dr. Tracy has published numerous papers and book chapters, including several in the current and past editions of Snyder/Lindquist, Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing.

Mariah Snyder, PhD, RN, FAAN is Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Independent nursing interventions and complementary therapies have been the focus of her career. Dr. Snyder studied the effects of complementary therapies in promoting the health and wellbeing of elders, particularly those with dementia. She was a founding member of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota and instrumental in the establishment of the Center’s graduate interdisciplinary minor. In retirement, she continues to incorporate complementary therapies in her volunteer activities with women in recovery programs and elders, and also in her personal wellness.