Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Item#: NBQ20 OX 20

20 Hour Nursing Value Pack 2016

Reg. Prices $64.90
Just $21.95
Item # NBQ20
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  • Contact hours will be awarded for completion of this value pack until 12/31/16.
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Holistic and Complementary Therapies, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $39.95 Hours:15 Contact Hours
Item # N1543  

To understand how the universe impacts healing, practitioners must be open to understanding the major paradigm shift that has occurred across the sciences — from physics to medicine — over the centuries. Science used to rely heavily or solely on a mechanistic Newtonian model of the universe that viewed the world as a great machine. Under this thinking, humans were reduced and compartmentalized like machines. Today, however, science is exploring other paradigms of knowing. One such change in thinking includes a model based on the Einsteinian paradigm of a complex, yet interconnected, energetic-field-like universe (Breiner, 1993). This new science is interested in the whole process and sees the whole person as interconnected, with room for creativity, consciousness raising, and reciprocal interaction and tendencies. It is also dynamic and relational with humans. In Einstein’s new paradigm, all matter — including the human body — is a manifestation of energy. Under this new paradigm, which is based on the beliefs of many ancient cultures, illness and stress are viewed as interruptions in the flow of energy in our bodies. The goal, therefore, in healing and promoting wholeness (holism) is to attempt to rebalance the energy flow. An understanding of the energy therapeutics and other types of CAM that will be discussed in this book can help us to better appreciate the human potential for self-healing and the concept of holism in healing.

Holism is defined as a philosophy that views everything in terms of patterns of organization, relationships, interactions, and processes that combine to form a whole. Massage, aromatherapy, yoga, exercise, reflexology, meditation, Therapeutic Touch, guided imagery, and herb, music, aquatic, and nutrition therapy are some holistic modalities that have been found to be useful in the treatment of certain ailments, in stress reduction, and in healing. Historically, however, healing has been viewed in diverse ways (Anumolu, Miller, Popoola, Talley, & Rushing, 2004; Dossey, 2001). The majority of the time, our viewpoints are shaped by our worldviews (biomedical or holistic). The ultimate goal of CAM, however, is not simply to promote healing but to induce or maintain a state of balance, harmony, and wholeness (body, mind, and spirit). Therefore, an understanding of the concepts of energy and holism are critical to the understanding of the holistic healing process and the management of stress-related diseases. Nightingale, in 1859, and Dossey, in 2001, emphasized this point when they noted that healing is not synonymous with curing, but that healing comes with the process of creating and promoting a holistic environment. The best way to present the difference between healing and curing, therefore, is to revisit the concept of healing from a holistic perspective, using the evolution of CAM or NAC therapies in the last two decades.

This course is designed for nurses and other health care providers to facilitate and inspire experience with alternative and complementary therapeutic modalities while appreciating the role of holism in healing and stress management. The goal is to promote the use and praxis of different types of holistic NAC therapies for healing, stress, and disease management.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Price: $24.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # N1544  

Nurses play an important role in helping children and adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms and achieve an optimal level of functioning. This course discusses the OCD diagnosis, including subtypes of OCD and their symptoms. Nurses will learn about the differential diagnosis, which can entail obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, body sensation and appearance disorders, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, delusional disorders, movement disorders, impulse-control disorders and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors, and hoarding disorder, among others. Causal and influential factors are described, including biological, psychological, social, and cross-cultural factors, and nurses will learn about various assessment methods and tools. Treatment approaches such as medication and cognitive therapy are discussed, and the course describes relapse prevention and outcome evaluation. The details of a hypothetical patient’s therapeutic process are presented throughout the course as a case study to illustrate the use of a multimodal approach to assist patients in their recovery and to maximize treatment outcomes. With the information learned in this course, the nurse ensures that the diagnosis is correct, develops realistic and manageable goals, and teaches patients how to manage their symptoms so they can gain satisfaction in their daily lives.