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):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE