Hi there, my clinical group was assigned to present on the topic of Non-Pharmacological therapies. We all did some research, regrouped and discussed our findings. We came up with several treatments and nursing considerations for each. However, the topic of Herbal Therapy came up and whether to include it in our presentation or not. Half the group felt that because, by definition non-pharmacological therapy means: " any therapy that does not include drugs or medications. It is treatment modalities that do not utilize or involve pharmacological means, i.e. medications." That herbal MEDICATIONS should not be included. As they still undergoes all the processes of pharmacokenetics and pharmacodynamics. The other half of the group felt that because they are herbs, they naturally formed, that they do not have to be taken in pill form (i.e- ginger, rosemary, mints) they could fall under the category of food and therefore should be included.
We are really torn and don't want to not include the topic if it is considered and we don't want to include it if it isn't. Thanks