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CE: Integrative Care: The Evolving Landscape in American Hospitals

Halm, Margo A. PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA; Katseres, Julie DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, CCAP

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 10 - p 22–29
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000471932.16300.c9
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Overview: As the use of complementary and alternative medicine—CAM—has surged in popularity in the United States, many hospitals have begun integrating complementary services and therapies to augment conventional medical care. In this article, the first in a five-part series that will examine various aspects of holistic nursing and forms of complementary care currently in use, the authors provide an overview of some of the integrative care initiatives being introduced in hospitals throughout the United States and report on findings from a survey they conducted of nursing leaders at hospitals that have implemented integrative care programs.

This first article in a five-part series on holistic nursing explores the ways in which integrative care initiatives are being introduced in U.S. hospitals, and reports on the perspectives of the nursing leaders who are involved in implementing them.

Margo A. Halm is director of nursing research, professional practice, and Magnet at Salem Health in Salem, OR, and a member of AJN’s editorial board. Julie Katseres is an NP in the Hospice and Palliative Care Department at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Contact author: Margo A. Halm, margo.halm@salemhealth.org. The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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