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Narratives of therapeutic touch

15 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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....

Management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

03 October 2007

Nursing Standard


Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease, which mainly affects the peripheral joints. Nurses are integral to the care of patients with this disease....

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Mental health problems in childhood and adolescence

07 December 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people is of fundamental importance. Unmet mental health needs during childhood lead to difficulties in...

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...