Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

Aromatherapy is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice, and community settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how aromatherapy can enhance care and the role health care professionals play in its practice. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions, taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443072369
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/25/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 301,713
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Overview
1. Introduction
2. The Nature of Aromatherapy – History
3. Basic Plant Taxonomy
4. Toxicity and Contradictions
4.1 Essential Oil Toxicity
4.2 Contraindications
5. Psychology
6. Aromatherapy in the Context of Nursing
7. Oral and Internal use
8. Aromatherapy in Manual Therapies
Section 2: Clinical Use of Aromatherapy
Part A. General Clinical
9. Infection
10. Insomnia
11. Nausea and vomiting
12. Pain & Inflammation
13. Stress management
Part B. Specialized Departments
14. Cardiology
15. Care of the Elderly
16. Critical Care
17. Dermatology
18. Endocrinology
19. Hospice/end of life care
Immunology
20. Obstetrics and Gynecology
21. Oncology
22. Pediatrics
23. Psychiatry
24. Respiratory care
Appendices
I. Education
II. OHSA, JCAHO, policies and protocols, safety
III. Nurse Practice Acts/WHCCAMP
IV. Websites and useful addresses
V. Recommended Essential Oils

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