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Discuss the differences between complementary, alternative andintegrative health practices and how they impact patient care. Describe oneexample of each.Discuss, with rationale, whether you would consider usingany of these interventions in your advanced nursing role.Many Americans adults and children use health care approaches developed outside ofmainstream Western, or conventional, medicine. When describing these approaches, people oftenuse “alternative” and “complementary” interchangeably, but the two terms refer to differentconcepts.A complementary approach happens when a non-mainstream practice is used togetherwith conventional medicine.If a non-mainstream practice is used in place of conventionalmedicine, it’s considered an alternative (National Center for Complementary and IntegrativeHealth (NCCIH), 2021).On the other hand, integrative health care has brought conventional and complementaryapproaches together in a coordinated way (NCCIH, 2021). The use of integrative approaches tohealth and wellness has grown within care settings across the United States. Researchers are

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integrative health, Complementary and Integrative Health

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