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Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults: Holistic Approaches to Healthy Aging Paperback – February 22, 2006

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Editorial Reviews


"This wonderful little book...concentrates on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)....Each of 16 chapters discusses a different CAM modality, and is written by an expert in the field. Each provides a superb overview and is highly referenced....This book is not an in-depth resource....It is, however, a much more portable and useful guide for physicians, nurses, social workers, and patient educators, as they seek to provide information to older persons. Highly recommended."--Choice

"This is the most useful description and discussion of complementary and alternative medicine I have encountered. This excellent book deserves a wide readership."--Doody's Review Service

"...a timely addition to the literature on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It has been edited by two highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals in CAM research and practice with contributions from a national sample of recognized experts in relevant fields. This important topic should be given a wide audience."

--From the foreword by Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, Director, Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

"The book is most appropriate as an introductory text for non-CAM healthcare professionals who work with older adults."-- Karen B. Schmaling and Sandi J. Lane, from PsycCRITIQUES

From the Publisher

"Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Fifth Edition, guides nurses in the art and science of holistic nursing and healing. It builds upon and extends previous editions with the essential philosophical knowledge, self as healer, and current evidence-based practices. The book's six parts -- foundations for practice, mind-body-therapies, energy and biofield therapies, manipulative and body-based therapies, biologically based therapies, and perspectives on future research and practice -- assist nurses with a clear way to organize their knowledge and how to educate patients about complementary and alternative therapies. It is crucial that nurses continue to become more informed about complementary and alternative therapies so they may safely and appropriately become integrated into current nursing practice, education, and research."

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants Santa Fe, New Mexico

Author, Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer Co-Author, Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice & Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action


Product Details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (February 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826138055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826138057
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,501,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nisha Manek on December 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
Dr. Rakel and colleague have edited an excellent resource guide to access and understand the variety of complementary medicine modalities for improving health in older adults. It is a thoroughly researched and easy to understand guide for both the general public and physician alike. Dr. Rakel, who holds a fellowship degree in Integrative medicine, has brought her own perspective and insights into the challenges that face an aging population. Highly recommended for all interested in complementary medicine.
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