A client inquires about the practice of therapeutic

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7. A client inquires about the practice of therapeutic touch. Which nursing response best explainsthe goal of this therapy?1. “The goal is to improve circulation to the body by deep, circular massage.”2. “The goal is to re-pattern the body’s energy field by the use of rhythmic hand motions.”3. “The goal is to improve breathing by increasing oxygen to the brain and body tissues.”4. “The goal is to decrease blood pressure by body toxin release.”ANS: 2Rationale: The nurse should explain that the goal of the practice of therapeutic touch is to re-pattern the body’s energy field by the use of rhythmic hand motions. Therapeutic touch is basedon the philosophy that the human body projects fields of energy that become blocked when painor illness occurs. Therapeutic touch practitioners use this method to correct the blockages andrelieve discomfort and improve health.
Cognitive Level: ApplicationIntegrated Process: Planning
8. A nursing student, having no knowledge of alternative treatments, states, “Aren’t thesetherapies ‘bogus’ and, like a fad, will eventually fade away?” Which is an accurate nursingresponse?
Cognitive Level: ApplicationIntegrated Process: Implementation9. Herbs and plants can be useful in treating a variety of conditions. Which treatment should anurse determine is appropriate for a client experiencing frequent migraine headaches?
Cognitive Level: ApplicationIntegrated Process: Evaluation

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Term
Fall
Professor
VICKERY
Tags
Cognitive Level, Integrated Process, complementary therapies

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