Therapeutic Touch

Theory and Practice


  • Jean Sayre-Adams, Director and Senior Lecturer, Didsbury Trust
  • Stephen Wright, MBE, RGN, DipN, RCNT, DANS, RNT, MSc(Nursing), FRCN, Director, The European Nursing Development Agency (TENDA), visiting Professor of Nursing, University of Southampton

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH involves a variety of specific processes intended to help and heal. It is more than the comforting touch of patients; it is a set of interactions that all healthcare practitioners can incorporate into their everyday practice, and which can be as rewarding to the practitioner as they are healing for the client.
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Nurses, midwives, nurse-midwives, manual therapists, including massage therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, PTs, reflexologists, physician's assistants and natruopaths.


Book information

  • Published: March 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07082-2

Table of Contents

An introduction and background to Therapeutic Touch.
A review of the literature and research.
Providing a conceptual framework for practice.
The essentials of practice.
Developing the practice.