This book provides historical support for the importance of integrating the art and science of complementary therapies in nursing practice. It also provides a detailed model for the healing relationship as the foundation for integrative caring practice.
This important reference addresses the issue of integrating the art of caring with the science of biomedical knowledge in the practice of nursing. This innovative text looks at the ways that nurses have demonstrated care through recorded history and how caring modalities, now referred to as "Complementary Therapies" have been used. With this reflection on the past we can learn to develop new techniques to integrate complementary therapies into present day nursing practice that has become highly technical. This integration is essential in meeting the public's call for complementary therapies.
"Libster is very effective in showing how integrative care unifies the biomedical model to formulate a strong foundation for caring modalities. Every practitioner and researcher would benefit from reading this informative work." Journal of Holistic Nursing