Narratives of therapeutic touch
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Narratives of therapeutic touch

Annie Hallett Counsellor and complementary therapies co-ordinator, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, Suffolk

This article aims to increase the understanding of therapeutic touch (TT) and its role in supporting patients with cancer through the different stages of illness. The article includes a number of narratives, collected during an audit and written by patients, to illustrate the use of TT in helping them to cope with the emotional experiences associated with diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Nursing Standard. 19, 1, 33-37. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review