Alternative health practices

  1. Hello all,
    I'm in the middle of a masters in nursing education program and have a practicum to write. I've chosen Alternative Health Practices as my subject and would like some input from nurse educators who may know of a cirriculum in a particular school or other ideas on how to propose such a class into a BSN program. These practices would include but not limited to Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, imagery, massage, accupuncture...
    Thanks in advance
    Rick
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  3. by   lbp60
    I think our college used to offer "Holistic Health Practices". Our psych instructor taught it but I don't know much else about it. It went over well with RNs and a few student nurses for a few years but now it hasn't been offered for 3 years or so.
  4. by   organichombre
    I'm thinking that more people want to try and incorporate these modalities into their practice, but just don't know how.
    Thanks...
  5. by   VickyRN
    Quote from organichombre
    Hello all,
    I'm in the middle of a masters in nursing education program and have a practicum to write. I've chosen Alternative Health Practices as my subject and would like some input from nurse educators who may know of a cirriculum in a particular school or other ideas on how to propose such a class into a BSN program. These practices would include but not limited to Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, imagery, massage, accupuncture...
    Thanks in advance
    Rick
    The BSN program in my area incorporates some of this subject matter in the Nursing Issues and Trends course.

    These links may prove useful in your search:

    http://ahna.org/home/home.html

    http://www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic15/tpc15_4.htm

    http://jhn.sagepub.com/policies/terms.dtl

    http://ahha.org/ahhacareer.htm

    One nursing program in California offers alternative health studies in a Masters Program:

    The Master of Science in Nursing in Integrated Health Practices (Clinical Nurse Specialist) provides students with a solid base in advanced traditional, Western nursing practice and affords them a sound foundation for understanding holistic, complementary and alternative approaches to healthcare. The program is designed to address the community's increased use of non-medical forms of health care and healing practices. Special attention is placed on cultural diversity and providing care and guidance for underserved populations and the chronically ill, disabled and elderly. Courses focus on advanced nursing practice and on alternative health practices, systems and beliefs.
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/schools/ID99/

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