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COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE 1 Complementary and alternative methods in nursing care plans for patients? How does this differ from your practice prior to this course? South University Nursing 4075 August 16, 2011 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE 2
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Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal.” Holistic nursing focuses on protecting, promoting, and optimizing health and wellness; assisting healing; preventing illness and injury; and alleviating suffering and supporting people to find peace, comfort, harmony, and balance through the diagnosis and treatment of human response. (Dossey & Keegan, p. 52) All nursing practice can be comprehensive, that is, all nursing practice may have a biopsychosocial perspective. Holistic nurses incorporate both conventional nursing and complementary/alternative modalities (CAM) and interventions into Complementary therapies are interventions used with conventional or traditional therapies. Alternative therapies are interventions used instead of conventional medicine for the purpose of treating or ameliorating disease. Both focus on the body, mind, and spirit. They include acupuncture, acupressure, dietary supplements, homeopathic medicine, meditation, reflexology, yoga, aromatherapy, energy medicine, massage, Reiki, and therapeutic touch. (Newton, L.)
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course NURSING 4070 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at South University Online.

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