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Using complemenatry therapies wisely in older people.

Dunning, Trisha 2005, Using complemenatry therapies wisely in older people.. In Dunning, Trisha (ed), Nursing care of older people with diabetes, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, England, pp.264-282.

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Title Using complemenatry therapies wisely in older people.
Author(s) Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Title of book Nursing care of older people with diabetes
Editor(s) Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Publication date 2005
Chapter number 11
Total chapters 12
Start page 264
End page 282
Total pages 19
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication Oxford, England
Summary Key points
• Over 30%, of older people use complementary therapies.
• Nurses need to be able to use complementary therapies safely if indicated and provide objective. accurate information about them.
• Complementary therapies can be used with conventional medical treatment to improve diabetes balance and quality of life.
• Herb-drug and herb-herb interactions and other adverse events can occur when conventional and complementary therapies are combined inappropriately.
• Complementary therapy use and the reasons for their use should be ascertained when taking a routine history and assessment.
ISBN 1405123648
9781405123648
Language eng
Field of Research 111001 Aged Care Nursing
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2005, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000974

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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