Accession Number : ADA267945
Title : Implications for Advanced Nursing Practice in the Use of Therapeutic Touch.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Hogan, Linda K
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 63
Abstract : Therapeutic Touch is derived from the ancient practice of laying-on of hands. The theory behind Therapeutic Touch is based on the fundamental assumption that there is a universal life energy common to all living things. The art of nursing includes both physiological and psychosocial needs of the patient. The nature of the nurse-patient interaction dictates a heightened sensitivity to the need for human contact and a return to basic caring acts. Therapeutic Touch provides one framework for considering the power of this human interaction as a resource for healing.
Descriptors : *INTERACTIONS , *THERAPY , *HANDS , *PATIENTS , *PHYSICAL THERAPY , HUMANS , THEORY , NURSES , TOUCH , HEALING , NURSING , POWER , RESOURCES , ENERGY , SENSITIVITY
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE