By Brian Booth, Joanna Trevelyan

ISBN-10: 1349132527

ISBN-13: 9781349132522

ISBN-10: 1349132543

ISBN-13: 9781349132546

The main up to date and accomplished evaluation of the 14 treatments that nurses, midwives and healthiness viewers have expressed specific curiosity in. every one treatment is mentioned intimately and the consequences to be used in wellbeing and fitness care are tested. The vexed query of study is handled all through and the publication ends with a glance at most likely destiny developments. this article, written in keeping with the expansion of curiosity in complementary medication, among wellbeing and fitness execs and most people, is a needs to for these nurses, midwives and healthiness viewers contemplating incorporating using complementary medication into their perform.

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R. Ken, 1993. Psychophysiological effects of back massage on elderly institutionalized patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing 18: 238-45. With people receiving radiotherapy This pilot study examined the effects of gentle back massage on the perceived well-being of six female patients receiving radiotherapy for breast cancer. Pre- and post-intervention measures of symptom distress and mood were made, using the subjects themselves as their own controls. The patients reported less symptom distress, higher degrees of tranquillity and vitality, and less tension and tiredness following the back massage, when compared with the control intervention (lO-minute rest period instead of a lO-minute massage).

R. A milestone in care. Nursing Times 88(42): 24-7. In bowel management Physiotherapist Marian Emly has successfully used abdominal massage with clients who have cerebral palsy, as an effective treatment for constipation. Other health professionals, including nurses, have used abdominal massage to help with such problems as faecal incontinence and constipation in elderly patients. - Emly, M. 1993. Abdominal massage. Nursing Times 89(3): 34-6. In health visiting Gill Thornton is a health visitor working in Wickham.

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