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Complementary Therapies in Nursing and M...idwifery: From Vision to Reality
Added: 17/04/2012
The therapies described in this book include nutrition, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, music therapy, pet therapy, therapeutic touch and massage. They can be used in nursing practice to induce r...elaxation, help create a healing environment, increase comfort, reduce pain and address troublesome symptoms. However, they also have a role in empowering both nurses and patients to maintain their own health. Also significant is the improved professional satisfaction that often accompanies advanced nursing practice in complementary care. Pauline McCabe, known widely among Australian nurses and midwives for her skill and experience in the practice of complementary therapies, has gathered together a talented group of practitioners to write passionately about their particular specialties and experiences. All nurses and midwives will benefit from reading what these authors have to say. The whole book will be an inspiration to all nurses who wish to practice true healing arts within the medical workplace.eBook help: eBooks come as .mobi and .epub files and can be viewed on an eReader (Kindle, iPad, iPhone.etc) if you have one. If you don't own an eReader, you can view these files on your Mac or PC with Adobe Digital Editions, free software that lets you manage and read eBooks. To download it free, click here.
Strategies to Manage Pain in Palliative ...Care
Added: 05/04/2012
Pain is a deleterious symptom that frequently occurs at the end of life. The pain can often be severe, contributing to suffering and compromised quality of life. Uncontrolled pain has devastating cons...equences. Pain can interfere with function such as mobility, and can cause psychological distress. Unrelieved pain may also have a negative impact on a person’s survival. Fortunately, management of pain has become a priority for several organizations around the globe. The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) declared palliative care and pain treatment as a human right. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) named 2009 the Global Year against Cancer Pain. Effective strategies are available to control pain in most people. However, comprehensive assessment and a variety of treatment strategies are necessary to achieve optimal pain control. This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of pain at the end of life. Barriers to adequate pain management will be addressed, along with evidence- based guidelines and practice recommendations. Nurses are on the front line of a person’s care and often facilitate it across the illness trajectory; therefore, they are in an ideal position to assess, manage, and advocate for better pain control.
Added: 09/08/2009
Includes: Dedication, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors and Contents....
Spirituality in Care
Added: 03/08/2009
Caring in nursing incorporates empathy, sensitivity and compassion and these are all qualities with which nurses are familiar (Diers, 1990). These same qualities are described by Price, Stevens and ... LaBarre (1995) as being very useful in the promotion of spiritual well-being, so nurses are probably not so unfamiliar with practices relating to spiritual care as they might think. The process of providing spiritual support for a person can be very challenging yet equally rewarding for the caregiver. There are times when the exercise has a successful outcome and times when it is not so apparent.
Spirituality: Connectedness Through Bein...g and Doing
Added: 03/08/2009
In contrast with other disciplines in health care, nursing has long been concerned with the religious and spiritual dimension of personhood. Spirituality is a part of the 'ontological foundation of ... nursing; it is regarded as a basic characteristic of humanness important in human health and well being' (Reed, 1992:350). This chapter addresses three aspects of spirituality. The concept of spirituality and its historical place in nursing are outlined. Reasons for the neglect of spirituality in nursing theory, education and practice are reviewed. Finally, a reflection on spirituality and work highlights a spiritual orientation to mental health nursing practice.
The Patient Nurse
Added: 03/08/2009
The discovery that our power truly does come from the same source as our wounds helps us to see the nurse as wounded healer, to see the patient in every nurse, . . . and the nurse in every patient. ...To explore this mystery is to open ourselves to the realm of spirituality; to the gifts of wonder, heightened awareness, deeper connections, and the possibilities of a fuller life even in the face of suffering and death.
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