Bio-Touch Therapy: Ease of Use in Clinical Patient Care and in Patient/Family Teaching

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243387
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bio-Touch Therapy: Ease of Use in Clinical Patient Care and in Patient/Family Teaching
Author(s):
McKenzie, Carole A.; Frownfelter, Grant D.
Author Details:
McKenzie, Carole A., PhD, CNM, camckenzie@nwosu.edu; Frownfelter, Grant D., BA, AA;
Abstract:
Undergraduate nursing students must achieve ways to effectively manage stress and pain in their clinical care and with patients and families, thus allowing the improvement of clinical outcomes.  Complementary therapies, when utilized in conjunction with other medical and nursing strategies, provide ways to improve patient care while working with the medical/nursing regimen.  Bio-touch is a butterfly light touch applied to specific points on the human body.  Previous research has suggested that Bio-Touch decreases individual stress, pain, restlessness, improvement in vital signs, increase in immune response and feeling cared for.  This therapy is easy to do and can be taught to anyone—a health care professional is not required—and there are no adverse side effects. In addition, it can be easily taught not only to students, but to faculty, patients, families and lay persons.

Participants will have a hands-on Bio-Touch experience that will allow them to leave the symposium with the basic tools to perform Bio-Touch in a non-invasive setting.  Participants can indicate if they achieved any response relative to pain, stress and well-being.  The effects of an inexpensive stress management tool for patients/families is invaluable to managing health and to improving quality of life and balance for all.  This research can be easily replicated and utilized in any setting. In addition, the senior nursing research students achieved an interest in and respect for not only the complementary therapy but for research and have committed to presenting this research and utlizing this strategy in their clinical practice.

Keywords:
Bio-Touch Alternative Therapy; Clinical Utilization; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBio-Touch Therapy: Ease of Use in Clinical Patient Care and in Patient/Family Teachingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKenzie, Carole A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrownfelter, Grant D.en_GB
dc.author.detailsMcKenzie, Carole A., PhD, CNM, camckenzie@nwosu.edu; Frownfelter, Grant D., BA, AA;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243387-
dc.description.abstractUndergraduate nursing students must achieve ways to effectively manage stress and pain&nbsp;in their clinical care and with patients and families, thus allowing the improvement of clinical outcomes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Complementary therapies, when utilized in conjunction with other medical and nursing strategies, provide ways to improve patient care while working with the medical/nursing regimen.&nbsp;&nbsp;Bio-touch is a butterfly light touch applied to specific points on the human body.&nbsp; Previous research has suggested that Bio-Touch decreases individual stress, pain, restlessness, improvement in vital signs, increase in immune response and feeling cared for.&nbsp; This therapy is easy to do and can be taught to anyone&mdash;a health care professional is not required&mdash;and there are no adverse side effects.&nbsp;In addition, it can be easily taught not only to students, but to faculty, patients, families and lay persons. <p>Participants will have a hands-on Bio-Touch experience that will allow them to leave the symposium with the basic tools to perform Bio-Touch in a non-invasive setting.&nbsp; Participants can indicate if they achieved any response relative to pain, stress and well-being.&nbsp; The effects of an inexpensive stress management tool for&nbsp;patients/families is invaluable to managing health and to improving quality of life and balance for all.&nbsp; This research can be easily replicated and utilized in any setting. In addition, the senior nursing research students achieved an interest in and respect for not only the complementary therapy but for research and have committed to presenting this research and utlizing this strategy in their clinical practice.en_GB
dc.subjectBio-Touch Alternative Therapyen_GB
dc.subjectClinical Utilizationen_GB
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:32Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:32Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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