is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses
and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice, and community
settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how
aromatherapy can enhance care and the role health care professionals
play in its practice. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy
practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions,
taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient.
- An introduction to the principles and practice of aromatherapy, including contraindications and toxicity.
- Contains an in-depth clinical section dealing with the management of common problems such as infection and pain.
- Gives examples of which specific oils might be used in treatment.
- Illustrates the application of aromatherapy in specific clinical specialties, particularly nursing.
- Draws on over 700 references
a new chapter on psychiatric nursing and aromatherapy to include:
depression, psychosis, bipolar, compulsive addictive, addiction and