"Carolyn provides a foundation for healthy sharing and decision making." -- C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
Holos University Graduate Seminary
Complementary and alternative therapies have become increasingly popular in the West, but to date no book has served as a practical, how-to guide for administering complementary therapies specifically for women.
This authoritative guidebook documents all the nonmedical approaches nurses
will need when treating women with functional complaints, diseases, and disorders,
including depression, breast cancer, menopause, pregnancy, and more. For each
condition and disease, Clark outlines expected responses, cautions, assessments,
tips for treatment, and additional references.
- Offers extensively detailed case studies
- Conveniently organized in alphabetical order by condition or disease
- Features tables comparing various complementary approaches to specific diseases
- Lists available products and training programs for each disease or condition
- Contains cutting-edge research on nonmedical therapies and advice for counseling women
Essential for all levels of nurses working with women, this book provides
an invaluable wealth of information on complementary health and treatment for
Table of Contents
Abdominal Pain AIDS/HIV
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nausea & Vomiting
Urinary Tract Infection
Carolyn Chambers Clark, ARNP, EdD, FAAN, AHNC, founded the Wellness Institute and now runs a website called Wellness and Relationship Resources at www.carolynchambersclark.com that provides continuing education materials, newsletters, seminars, and practice management consultation. As a certified advanced holistic nurse and mental health nurse practitioner, she has maintained a private practice with clients for more than 30 years, focusing on whole person wellness.
She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1980 and is an award-winning author who has conducted research and published widely on wellness, holistic, and self-care topics, including Wellness Practitioner, Integrating Complementary Procedures into Practice, Health Promotion in Communities: Holistic and Wellness Approaches (Springer Publishing Company, 2001),Holistic Assertiveness Skills for Nurses: Empower Yourself (and Others!) (Springer Publishing Company, 2003) and The Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice (Springer Publishing Company. 1999) She was also founding editor of the Alternative Health Practitioner: The Journal of Complementary and Natural Care and is the author of Group Leadership Skills (Springer Publishing Company, 2003), now in its fourth edition.