Clinical Aromatherapy

Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice

Paperback Published on: 20/08/2003
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Synopsis

Aromatherapy is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice and community settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how aromatherapy can enhance care and the role of the healthcare professional. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions, taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient.An introduction to the principles and practice of aromatherapy, including contraindications and toxicity. Contains an in-depth clinical section dealing with the management of common problems such as infection and pain. Gives examples of which specific oils might be used in treatment. Illustrates the application of aromatherapy in specific clinical specialties, particularly nursing. Draws on over 700 references Includes a new chapter on psychiatric nursing and aromatherapy to include: depression, psychosis, bipolar, compulsive addictive, addiction and withdrawal.

  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780443072369
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Weight: 608g
  • Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm

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