Knowledge, Attitudes and Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies among Clinical Nurse Specialists in an Academic Medical Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164096
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge, Attitudes and Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies among Clinical Nurse Specialists in an Academic Medical Center
Author(s):
Miers, Anne; Cutshall, Susanne; Derscheid, Delia; Ruegg, Suzanne; Schroeder, Barbara J.; Tucker, Sharon; Wentworth, Laura
Author Details:
Anne Miers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN, Mayo Clinic-St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, email: miers.anne@mayo.edu; Susanne Cutshall; Delia Derscheid; Suzanne Ruegg; Barbara J. Schroeder; Sharon Tucker; Laura Wentworth
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to describe the knowledge, attitudes and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by CNS's in one large Midwest medical center. SIGNIFICANCE: There has been an increase in the use and awareness of complementary and integrative therapies in the United States over the last 10 years. Clinical nurse specialists (CNS's) are in an ideal place to influence this paradigm shift in medicine to provide holistic care. DESIGN: This study utilized a descriptive exploratory correlational design. METHODS: Approximately 76 Clinical Nurse Specialists that work in various inpatient and outpatient units within this medical facility were surveyed electronically in the Fall of 2008, using a 26-item questionnaire developed by the research team. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. FINDINGS: The results demonstrate that CNS's at this academic medical center use several CAM therapies for their own personal use and for professional practice with patients. The top therapies that CNS' personally used were: humor, massage, spirituality/prayer, music therapy and relaxed breathing. The top therapies requested most by patients were: massage, spirituality/prayer, healing touch, acupuncture and music therapy. CONCLUSIONS: The results indicated that most CNS's thought CAM therapies were beneficial and that there was some evidence for use of these therapies. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The results of this study will help to determine educational needs and clinical practice of CAM therapies with CNS's at this academic medical center.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
CNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge, Attitudes and Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies among Clinical Nurse Specialists in an Academic Medical Centeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMiers, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorCutshall, Susanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorDerscheid, Deliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRuegg, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchroeder, Barbara J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTucker, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorWentworth, Lauraen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Miers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN, Mayo Clinic-St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, email: miers.anne@mayo.edu; Susanne Cutshall; Delia Derscheid; Suzanne Ruegg; Barbara J. Schroeder; Sharon Tucker; Laura Wentworthen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164096-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to describe the knowledge, attitudes and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by CNS's in one large Midwest medical center. SIGNIFICANCE: There has been an increase in the use and awareness of complementary and integrative therapies in the United States over the last 10 years. Clinical nurse specialists (CNS's) are in an ideal place to influence this paradigm shift in medicine to provide holistic care. DESIGN: This study utilized a descriptive exploratory correlational design. METHODS: Approximately 76 Clinical Nurse Specialists that work in various inpatient and outpatient units within this medical facility were surveyed electronically in the Fall of 2008, using a 26-item questionnaire developed by the research team. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. FINDINGS: The results demonstrate that CNS's at this academic medical center use several CAM therapies for their own personal use and for professional practice with patients. The top therapies that CNS' personally used were: humor, massage, spirituality/prayer, music therapy and relaxed breathing. The top therapies requested most by patients were: massage, spirituality/prayer, healing touch, acupuncture and music therapy. CONCLUSIONS: The results indicated that most CNS's thought CAM therapies were beneficial and that there was some evidence for use of these therapies. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The results of this study will help to determine educational needs and clinical practice of CAM therapies with CNS's at this academic medical center.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:57Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systemsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPortland, Oregon, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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