Chapter 5. Complementary Therapies in Palliative Care

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DiPSiN Resuscitation Officer Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  1. Rachel McGuinness MIFPA, BSc (Hons), Complementary Therapies Therapist

Published Online: 19 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch5

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

McGuinness, R. (2009) Complementary Therapies in Palliative Care, in Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. NHS Walsall Community Health, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183390

Online ISBN: 9781444315271

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Keywords:

  • complementary therapies in palliative care;
  • complementary therapy use in palliative care settings;
  • classification of complementary and alternative therapies;
  • physical application - massage or touch therapies;
  • psychological effect and relaxation techniques, guided imagery and visualisation;
  • pharmacological basis and dietary supplements;
  • goals of complementary therapies;
  • holistic approach of complementary therapies;
  • complementary therapy in symptom control;
  • referral process for complementary therapies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Classification of Complementary and Alternative Therapies

  • Goals of Complementary Therapies

  • Holistic Approach of Complementary Therapies

  • Complementary Therapy in Symptom Control

  • Principles of the use of Complementary Therapies Commonly used in Palliative Care

  • Referral Process for Complementary Therapies

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Suggested Further Reading