Touch and go
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In today's society there is an ever-increasing awareness of the availability of complementary therapies, both inside and outside the National Health Service (NHS). The following paper is based on a literature review to discover whether the experiences of critically ill patients in a high-technology environment may be improved by the incorporation of therapeutic massage into their nursing care, thus helping them to cope more effectively with the barrage of unfamiliarity, technology and impersonality that Intensive Care Units (ICUs) often exude.0Comments 11Citations
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper describes how the nature of touch was explored and utilised in nursing practice to promote a therapeutic relationship between nurse and client in an intensive care setting. It explains how this, and other complementary therapies such as visualisation and relaxation techniques, were used to facilitate a counselling situation, and also to effect the resolution of acute anxiety as an alternative to the traditional allopathic approach.0Comments 4Citations
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