Title Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing, 8/e
Author Ruth Lindquist, Mary Frances Tracy, Mariah Snyder
ISBN 9780826144331
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 578
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Now in its eighth edition, this highly acclaimed, newly revised and expanded text continues to deliver innovative practice guidelines for evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies that can easily be incorporated into curriculum and applied directly to practice. The book describes holistic treatments that are culturally appropriate for clients across the life span and NCLEX®-relevant content appropriate for preparation of advanced practice nurses.

The eighth edition reflects an expanding interest in these therapies worldwide and features numerous sidebars by international contributors who provide a global perspective that builds readers’ understanding of the cultural derivations and uses of complementary therapies. The new edition also highlights digital and technical advances, provides key updates to foundations for practice, and describes cutting-edge research. Included is a description of the evolution and establishment of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and its current national agenda. Updated legal information regarding regulation and credentialing, enlarged safety and precaution content, and the inclusion of a broad range of therapies add to the utility of this new edition.

The only book about complementary and alternative therapies written specifically for nurses that focuses on essential evidence for practice, the text uses a consistent format to present a definition and description of each therapy, a summary of how it evolved, and a rationale for its use. The scientific basis and research evidence for use of each therapy in a variety of specific patient populations is emphasized. Sidebars in each chapter describe the use of various therapies in different settings worldwide. All chapters provide practical guidelines for using the therapies to promote health and comfort while increasing patients’ well-being and satisfaction with care.

New to the Eighth Edition:

  • Updated research-based content, including new cutting-edge references
  • Expanded content about technology and digital resources
  • New Foreword and endorsements by prominent scholars
  • Describes key steps in evolution of the NCCIH and its current national agenda
  • Highlights indigenous culturally based therapies
  • New chapter: “Systems of Care: Sowa Rigpa—The Tibetan Knowledge of Healing”
  • New chapter: “Independent Personal Use of Complementary Therapies”
  • New chapter: “Afterword: Creating a Preferred Future—Editors’ Reflections”
  • Updated information on legal concerns, regulation, and credentialing
  • Enlarged safety and precaution content
  • Helpful tips for selecting practitioners
  • Use of therapies for nurses’ and patients’ self-care
  • Strategies for initiating institution-wide therapies and programs

Key Features:

  • Delivers comprehensive and current guidelines for therapy use
  • Written by highly respected nurse experts
  • Employs a consistent format for ease of use
  • Describes instructional techniques and safety precautions for each therapy
  • Provides a strong international focus



International Sidebar Contributors

Foreword by Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP


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PART I. Foundations for Use of Complementary Therapies

Chapter 1. Evolution and Use of Complementary Therapies and Integrative Healthcare Practices (Mariah Snyder and Ruth Lindquist)

Chapter 2. Presence (Mariah Snyder)

Chapter 3. Therapeutic Listening (Shigeaki Watanuki , Mary Fran Tracy , and Ruth Lindquist)

Chapter 4. Creating Optimal Healing Environments (Mary Jo Kreitzer and Terri Zborowsky)

Chapter 5. Systems of Care: Sowa Rigpa—The Tibetan Knowledge of Healing (Miriam E. Cameron)

PART II. Mind–Body–Spirit Therapies

Chapter 6. Imagery (Maura Fitzgerald and Mary Langevin)

Chapter 7. Music Intervention (Linda L. Chlan and Annie Heiderscheit)

Chapter 8. Humor (Shirley K. Trout)

Chapter 9. Yoga (Miriam E. Cameron and Corjena K. Cheung)

Chapter 10. Biofeedback (Marion Good and Jaclene A. Zauszniewski)

Chapter 11. Meditation (Cynthia R. Gross, Michael S. Christopher, and Maryanne Reilly-Spong)

Chapter 12. Journaling (Mariah Snyder)

Chapter 13. Storytelling (Margaret P. Moss)

Chapter 14. Animal-Assisted Therapy (Susan O’Conner-Von)

PART III. Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies

Chapter 15. Massage (Melodee Harris)

Chapter 16. Tai Chi (Kuei-Min Chen)

Chapter 17. Relaxation Therapies (Susan M. Bee, Elizabeth L. Pestka, and Michele M. Evans)

Chapter 18. Exercise (Dereck L. Salisbury, Diane Treat-Jacobson, Ulf G. Bronäs, and Ryan J. Mays)

PART IV. Biologically Based Therapies

Chapter 19. Aromatherapy (Linda L. Halcón)

Chapter 20. Herbal Medicines (Gregory A. Plotnikoff and Angela S. Lillehei)

Chapter 21. Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (Melissa H. Frisvold)

PART V. Energy Therapies

Chapter 22. Light Therapy (Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi)

Chapter 23. Healing Touch  (Alexa W. Umbreit and Lauren Johnson)

Chapter 24. Reiki (Debbie Ringdahl)

Chapter 25. Acupressure (Pamela Weiss-Farnan)

Chapter 26. Reflexology (Thóra Jenný Gunnarsdóttir)

PART VI. Education, Practice, Research, and Personal Use

Chapter 27. Integrating Complementary Therapies Into Education (Carie A. Braun)

Chapter 28. Integrating Complementary Therapies Into Nursing Practice (Susanne M. Cutshall and
Elizabeth L. Pestka)

Chapter 29. Perspectives on Future Research (Yeoungsuk Song, Sohye Lee, and Ruth Lindquist)

Chapter 30. Independent Personal Use of Complementary Therapies (Barbara Leonard and Mariah Snyder)

Chapter 31. Afterword: Creating a Preferred Future—Editors’ Reflections (Ruth Lindquist, Mary Fran Tracy, and
Mariah Snyder)


About the Editors:

Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, is professor of nursing and a graduate faculty member of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing in the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a fellow of the Stroke Council and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing of the American Heart Association.Dr. Lindquist uses evidence-based complementary therapies and behavioral strategies in her research to reduce cardiovascular disease risk and improve an individual’s health-related quality of life. She is cofounder of an innovative women’s-only cardiac support group designed to enhance self-care and transform lifestyles to reduce heart disease risks. As a Densford Scholar in the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, she conducted a national survey of critical care nurses’ attitudes toward and use of complementary and alternative therapies.

Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, FAAN, is in a joint position as associate professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and nurse scientist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, MHealth. She is also adjunct assistant professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Tracy has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on eight funded research projects, some of which focused on nurse use of complementary therapy interventions in critical care. She conducted a national survey of critical care nurses’ attitudes toward and use of complementary therapies, and this survey has been further used by researchers in more than 15 additional countries. Dr. Tracy has published numerous papers and book chapters, including several in the current and past editions of Lindquist/Snyder, Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing.

Mariah Snyder, PhD, RN, is professor emerita, University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Independent nursing interventions and complementary therapies have been the focus of her career. Dr. Snyder studied the effects of complementary therapies in promoting the health and well-being of elders, particularly those with dementia. She was a founding member of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota and instrumental in the establishment of the center’s graduate interdisciplinary minor. In retirement, she continues to incorporate complementary therapies in her volunteer activities with women in recovery programs, elders, and in her personal wellness.

Target Audience:

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