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The Advanced Practice Nurse and Integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Emerging Policy Issues

Denner, Sallie Stoltz BSN, CRNA

doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000269152.65731.7b

This article highlights the emerging discipline and evolving policy issues surrounding integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine into mainstream healthcare, focusing on the potentially influential role of the advanced practice nurse. Current aspects of education, credentialing, scope of practice, risk management, the healthcare marketplace, and innovative research designs are presented.

Anesthesia Department, Memorial Hospital, York, Pa. Ms Denner is a Certified Zero Balancer, maintaining an integrative therapy practice in pain management in York, Pa.

Corresponding author: Sallie Stoltz Denner, BSN, CRNA, 3831 Lineboro Rd, Manchester, MD 21102 (e-mail:

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.