Clinical Aromatherapy. Essential Oils in Practice. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 3685061
  • Book
  • 236 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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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.
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Section 1: Overview
1. Introduction
2. The Nature of Aromatherapy - History
3. Basic Plant Taxonomy
4. Toxicity and Contradictions
4.1 Essential Oil Toxicity
4.2 Contraindications
5. Psychology
6. Aromatherapy in the Context of Nursing
7. Oral and Internal use
8. Aromatherapy in Manual Therapies

Section 2: Clinical Use of Aromatherapy
Part A. General Clinical
9. Infection
10. Insomnia
11. Nausea and vomiting
12. Pain & Inflammation
13. Stress management

Part B. Specialized Departments
14. Cardiology
15. Care of the Elderly
16. Critical Care
17. Dermatology
18. Endocrinology
19. Hospice/end of life care
Immunology
20. Obstetrics and Gynecology
21. Oncology
22. Pediatrics
23. Psychiatry
24. Respiratory care
Appendices
I. Education
II. OHSA, JCAHO, policies and protocols, safety
III. Nurse Practice Acts/WHCCAMP
IV. Websites and useful addresses
V. Recommended Essential Oils
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Buckle, Jane Clinical Aromatherapy consultant and creator of the 'M' Technique. London, UK. US office in NJ..
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