A Guide for Integrated PracticeBy
- Denise Tiran, MSc ADM PGCEA RM RGN, Educational Director, Expectancy Ltd; Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London, UK
- Peter Mackereth, PhD, MA, RGN, Dip Nursing, Cert Ed, Clinical Lead, Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology.
The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice.
The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context.
The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors.
Paperback, 224 Pages
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone