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Integrating complementary and alternative medicine

01 November 2004

Nursing Management


WHERE PEOPLE have the opportunity and the money to use it, increasing numbers are availing themselves of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) (Thomas et al...

A survey of therapeutic touch practitioners

14 April 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science research

Therapeutic touch (TT) has only fairly recently been introduced into Britain by Jean Sayre-Adams, who trained with Dr Dolores Krieger, the American nurse who devised...

The therapeutic uses of cranberry juice

17 May 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical infection control

This article considers the treatment of recurrent cystitis. It examines the evidence for drinking cranberry juice to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections and...

Does reflexology impact on cancer patients’ quality of life?

19 April 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The objective of this study was to determine whether reflexology has an impact on the quality of life of patients in the palliative stage of cancer. Method...

Reflexology in the management of encopresis and chronic constipation

01 April 2003

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Encopresis or faecal incontinence in children is an extremely distressing condition that is usually secondary to chronic constipation/stool withholding. Traditional...

Complementary therapies for children: aromatherapy

01 September 2004

Paediatric Nursing


Public and professional confidence in complementary therapies is increasing and the number of patients seeking such therapies is rising (BMA 1993). In 1997, the...

Developments in breast cancer care

01 February 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


In many cases, conventional treatments for localised breast cancer do not prevent the development of metastatic disease. Recent developments in the treatment of...

Therapeutic touch in dementia care

01 September 2002

Nursing Older People

Nursing practice

Touch, in its purest sense, is considered by many as a core aspect of care-giving and of the nurse-patient relationship. Touch is a fundamental element in nursing...

Responding to babies’ needs through holistic care

06 February 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background The authors set out to evaluate the effects on sick children of neonatal environments, handling and infant massage. Conclusion Evaluation of parental and...

Recovery from mental illness in China and India

01 November 2006

Mental Health Practice


There are many similarities in the characteristics and treatment of mental illness across countries. Human behaviour considered to be abnormal in Britain is also...