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Nursing and the Role of Animals
Humans and animals have evolved together over thousands of years to the extent, one could argue, that a relationship of co-dependency exists. A number of research studies provide clear evidence that h...uman–animal interaction yields numerous benefits. This chapter explores the impact of animals on human health and discusses how nurses can facilitate pet therapy into health care.
Complementary Therapies in a High-Tech H...ealth Care Environment: A Pleasing and Powerful Partnership
This chapter shows that complementary therapies are not just for low-technology nursing environments. It includes the author’s description of her staff’s journey from a situation of demoralisation... to the provision of advanced holistic care that includes complementary therapies.
Complementary Therapies in Aged Care
This chapter offers nurses an alternative for managing the challenging behaviours of clients with dementia. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the CT policy and documentation used at The Cedars. ...The case report of the use of aromatherapy in the care of one wandering and agitated resident makes very interesting reading.
Complementary Therapies in a Palliative ...Care Setting: The Clinical Experience
This chapter provides a comprehensive insight into the incorporation of various complementary therapies into the hospice and the development of complementary therapy as a model of nursing practice. De...scribed in detail is one interesting treatment used at Daw House, which blends three different types of therapies. The chapter ends with the findings of a research project to evaluate complementary care at Daw House.
Complementary Therapies in Midwifery Pra...ctice
This chapter describes the background to the inclusion of aromatherapy in midwifery and gives practical advice about useful essential oils, their effects and precautions that should be taken. It shows... how The Birth Unit, over its nine years experience, has used aromatherapy and details the benefits of this complementary therapy for patients, staff and the unit in general.
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the end matter for the Ausmed chapter series Complimentary therapies in Nursing and Midwifery: From Vision to Practice. Three important appendices are supplied, from the ANF, RCN...A and Nursing Board of Victoria, along with a glossary and an index to the entire series, which will provide a useful reference for anyone wishing to locate a specific topic.
Setting the Scene
This chapter discusses gynaecological cancer in general. Learn about the incidence and mortality rates of gynaecological cancer as well as its various types including: Ovarian, Cervical, Uterine, Vulv...al, Vaginal, and Gestational trophoblastic disease...
This chapter focuses on gynaecological cancers and in particular hereditary breast and ovarian cancer; and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Endometrial cancer is also a feature of H...NPCC, and is discussed in this context.
This chapter discusses screening for gynaecological cancers under the following headings: Aims and criteria; Limitations and disadvantages; Who needs screening?; Cervical cancer; and Ovarian cancer......
Ovarian cancer has an insidious onset with vague, non-specific symptoms that are often attributed to other causes- thus causing a delay in diagnosis. This chapter explores ovarian cancer; its various ...types, diagnosis, patterns of spread and more...
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of interrelated conditions originating from the chorionic portion of the placenta. This chapter explores GTD; its incidence, diagnosis, management an...d more...
The rare gynaecological cancers discussed in this chapter include germ-cell tumours, sex cord stromal tumours, gynaecological sarcomas and vaginal cancers. The chapter also considers cancer in pregnan...cy...
Chemotherapy for People with Gynanecolog...ical Cancer
In this chapter learn more about chemotherapy; its purposes, administration and side-effects. Also, understand more about new target therapies......