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Clinical Aromatherapy

Essential Oils in Practice

Aromatherapy is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice, and community settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how aromatherapy can enhance care and the role health care professionals play in its practice. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions, taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient.


Published: August 2003

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3645-3


  • Section 1: Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. The Nature of Aromatherapy – History
    3. Basic Plant Taxonomy
    4. Toxicity and Contradictions
    4.1 Essential Oil Toxicity
    4.2 Contraindications
    5. Psychology
    6. Aromatherapy in the Context of Nursing
    7. Oral and Internal use
    8. Aromatherapy in Manual Therapies
    Section 2: Clinical Use of Aromatherapy
    Part A. General Clinical
    9. Infection
    10. Insomnia
    11. Nausea and vomiting
    12. Pain & Inflammation
    13. Stress management
    Part B. Specialized Departments
    14. Cardiology
    15. Care of the Elderly
    16. Critical Care
    17. Dermatology
    18. Endocrinology
    19. Hospice/end of life care
    20. Obstetrics and Gynecology
    21. Oncology
    22. Pediatrics
    23. Psychiatry
    24. Respiratory care
    I. Education
    II. OHSA, JCAHO, policies and protocols, safety
    III. Nurse Practice Acts/WHCCAMP
    IV. Websites and useful addresses
    V. Recommended Essential Oils


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