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With the growing popularity of integrative medicine, essential oils have found their way back into healthcare. Essential oils provide a simple way to alleviate certain physical symptoms, promote emotional well-being, and provide comfort. This article discusses the administration and common uses of essential oils; their reported benefits, potential risks, and contraindications; and the current state of associated research.
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Name: The Nurse practitioner
Nursing peer review (NPR) is essential in evaluating nursing practice. A common theme throughout the literature is that NPR holds nurses accountable for their practice.
In light of current trends and healthcare evolutions, delegation of patient care from home nurses to health care assistants (HCAs) is increasingly important. Hygienic care is an essential component of...
Essential oils are volatile compounds of plant origin increasingly used by allergic and/or asthmatic subjects to purify indoor air. The active compounds of essential oils belong to terpenes, the most ...
Interpersonal relationships are fundamental to competent delivery of health care. Nursing practice is grounded in interpersonal relationships, making advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) well p...
To examine which characteristics of the practice environment were associated with missed nursing care in U.S. acute care hospital units.
Essential oils (aromatic oils extracted from plant parts) are routinely used by the public and are available on the market. Investigators are conducting this study because it is unknown wh...
This study evaluates the impact of essential oils massage on anxiety of patients who are suffering from cancer at a metastasis stage. Half of patients will be massaged first by essential o...
This study aims to evaluate the in situ antibacterial activity of a mouthwash containing essential oils with and without alcohol on undisturbed de novo plaque-like biofilm (PL-biofilm) up ...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the antiplaque effects of an alcohol-free essential-oil containing mouthrinse - Listerine Zero (LZ) and an alcohol-based essential oils (EO+) mouth...
This study evaluates the effects of essential oils on anxiety scores among children who have an autism spectrum disorder. One third of the children will receive a control blend of oils, on...
A philosophy of nursing practice that takes into account total patient care, considering the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of patients, their response to their illnesses, and the effect of illness on patients' abilities to meet self-care needs. (From Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed, p745)
The provision of care involving the nursing process, to families and family members in health and illness situations. From Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice. 6th ed.
A way of providing nursing care that is guided by the integration of the best available scientific knowledge with nursing expertise. This approach requires nurses to critically assess relevant scientific data or research evidence, and to implement high-quality interventions for their nursing practice.
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients in the recovery room following surgery and/or anesthesia.
The practice of nursing by licensed, non-registered persons qualified to provide routine care to the sick.
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...