Integrative Nursing

Integrative Nursing

Mary Jo Kreitzer, Mary Koithan

Language: English

Pages: 638

ISBN: 0199860734

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Integrative Nursing

Mary Jo Kreitzer, Mary Koithan

Language: English

Pages: 638

ISBN: 0199860734

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

This volume is the first complete roadmap to integrative nursing, providing a step-by-step guide to assess and clinically treat conditions through a variety of combined methodologies including wellness, lifestyle enhancement, and nutrition. This text puts forth both the skills and theoretical frameworks for multidisciplinary leaders to consider and implement integrative healthcare strategies within institutions, including several case studies involving practical nursing-led initiatives.

Sections one and two cover the foundations, including principles and best practices, healing environments, whole systems healing, and measurement of outcomes. The third section outlines major areas of symptom management such as pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, and behavioral dysfunction. The fourth and fifth sections address applications to patient populations, models of care, and models of education. The final section collects global perspectives.

The academic rigor of the text is balanced by practical and relevant content that can be readily implemented into practice for both established professionals as well as students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate nursing programs.

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burden might boost Mrs. H’s energy and improve her memory (Principles 2, 5, & 6). Mrs. H. has also mentioned that her memory seems worse when Mr. H is restless the night before; it is important for the nurse to ask how much sleep and rest Mrs. H. is getting. In the same vein, it is also important to inquire if she is getting enough physical activity and social interaction to maintain her health and wellbeing (Principles 2 & 6). Depending on what deficits or needs Mrs. H and the nurse identify,

integrative approach in the care of communities requires understanding of the complexity of human nature and the healing process, and how adaptation occurs in individuals and community systems (as previously discussed in Chapter 1). This approach aims to create a balance between an individual (personal system) and collective (community system) focus (Goddard, 2006), which is vitally important to community nursing care. Of great importance is our understanding of whole systems, and that a change

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relationship with individuals and families, possible therapies from different disciplines and traditions are identified, prioritized, and integrated to create a person-centered plan of care that supports and honors the whole person. In SMC’s nurse-led initiative, interaction with diverse disciplines and perspectives within the health team created a coordinated healthcare experience for the person and his or her family. The nurse collaborates and advocates when treatments are not consistent with

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