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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267945.pdf


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