Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
A review of common forms of complementary & alternative medicine and why these therapies can be helpful.
- Define complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
- List at least two common therapies that fall into the CAM categories of “natural products,” “body-based therapies,” and “mind-body therapies.
- Discuss the risks and benefits of CAM use among seniors.
- Integrate CAM practices such as massage, imagery, and deep breathing into routine nursing care.
- Help clients make safe and informed decisions about using CAM.
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