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Clinical Reflexology: A Guide for Health Professionals / Edition 1

Clinical Reflexology: A Guide for Health Professionals / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780443071201
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 08/27/2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Peter is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies (CTs) at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester and University Reader in Integrated Health at the University of Derby (Buxton Campus). He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with MS.

In 2003 the Complementary Therapy team at the Christie received the prestigious Prince of Wales’s Good Practice Award. In 2004 the team won the Dept of Health’s Manchester and Regional Innovations Awards in Long-term Care. In 2005 Peter was given the National Public Servant Award hosted by the Guardian Newspaper. The team is currently working on a number of research and audit projects exploring outcomes for acupuncture, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, creative imagery/relaxation and reflexology. Peter has published widely and speaks regularly at conferences and study days.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Examining Key Themes in Reflexology
Reviewing the theories and origins. Appreciating preparatory and continuing education. Challenging the 'rules' of reflexology. Identifying ethicolegal and professional principles. Research in reflexology. Clarifying healing and holism. Exploring the therapeutic relationship. Practising safely and effectively.
Section 2 Application of reflexology in specialist clinical areas
Integrating reflexology in conventional healthcare settings. Supporting women during pregnancy and childbirth. Practising in the neonatal area. Advocating the use of reflexology for people with learning disabilities. Improving and maintaining mental health. Enhancing quality of life for people in palliative care settings.

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