Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
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Complementary and Alternative Therapy in Nursing Practice and Education


Koç Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksek Okulu, İstanbul

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2009; 6: 5-9
Read: 647 Downloads: 260 Published: 01 April 2009

It is known that complementary and alternative medicine has existed for centuries and they have been preferred as a method of treatment by patients worldwide and also in Turkey presently. Therefore, methods of complementary and alternative medicine should be taken into consideration by healthcare professionals. Nurses who adopt a holistic approach in patient care should have the knowledge of its effects, and reliability of complementary and alternative treatments. This article indicates how frequently complementary and alternative treatments are used, their benefits and drawbacks, and their place in nursing education.

EISSN 2757-9204