Aromatherapy massage for joint pain and constipation in a patient with Guillian Barré.

Cardiothoracic Care Center, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Ltd, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.
Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery 06/2001; 7(2):78-83. DOI: 10.1054/ctnm.2000.0522
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ABSTRACT The following case study will look at the efficacy of aromatherapy massage in a patient diagnosed with Guillian Barré Syndrome admitted to an IntensiveTherapy Unit. The pathophysiology of this disorder will be discussed, medical treatment will be outlined and adjuncts to conventional nursing care will be presented. Aromatherapy massage was used to complement the conventional nursing and medical treatment of joint pain and constipation. The Mead Model for nursing care was used for assessment and the plan of care devised from this. Evaluation of outcomes were incorporated into the implementation protocol to ensure positive outcomes were achieved.

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