A review of common forms of complementary and alternative medicine and why these therapies can be helpful.
Define complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
List at least two common therapies that fall into the CAM categories of “natural products,” “body-based therapies,” and “mind-body therapies.”
Discuss the risks and benefits of CAM-use among seniors.
Integrate CAM practices such as massage, imagery, and deep breathing into routine nursing care.
Help clients make safe and informed decisions about using CAM.