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Delmar's Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses

Price: $55.95


Author: Martha Libster

Delmar's Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses is the first book to present the ways nurses can successfully integrate herbs into a caring practice alongside more conventional biomedical therapies. Herbs were once a major source of the remedies used in healing. The development of synthetic drugs during the twentieth century largely replaced the use of herbal therapies in nursing practice. This trend is beginning to change again, however, as nurses now encounter patients turned health care consumers who actively seek alternatives to biomedicine, such as herbal therapies. Today's nurse is also becoming more aware of a larger demographic group of patients who continue to use generations-old, plant based remedies.

This guide begins with an introduction to medicinal plants and includes a brief overview of botany, safe use information, and suggestions on how to use the guide in practice. The main body of the guide includes twelve chapters profiling fifty-eight common herbs. Each chapter contains practical information on how to integrate plant-based therapies into patient care. The guide concludes by showing nurses ways they can learn more about the use of plant therapies in holistic practice and includes a sample curriculum for a thirty-two week introductory course on the integrative use of plant therapies.

FEATURES:

  • Strategies for nurses when integrating both conventional biomedical and plant-based therapies into patient care
  • Extensive cultural information about each plant, including folklore, traditional uses, and related beliefs and rituals
  • Botanical illustrations of each plant in a full-color insert
  • Recommendations for addressing the safe use of herbs in patient care
  • Potential nursing applications for each plant, along with detailed instructions on the appropriate ways to prepare each plant for oral, topical, and environmental use
  • The latest biomedical research and clinical practice information on each plant

(Softcover Book: 931 pages)

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