Application, Barriers and Recommended Approaches for Using Complementary Alternative MedicineS by Nurses in the Birjand Hospitals

Esmaeili Darmian, Mahboobeh Application, Barriers and Recommended Approaches for Using Complementary Alternative MedicineS by Nurses in the Birjand Hospitals. Other. Mahboobeh Esmaeili Darmian.

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Abstract Background and Aim: Recently the Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) playing the important role in the health care systems in the world. Nurses as the key members of treatment team encountering to the serious challenges to integration of these therapies to the routine cares. The aim of this study was determine condition of use of CAM, barriers and recommended approaches of application of these therapies from the view of nurses in the Birjand hospitals. Materials and Methods: This descriptive- cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 nurses working in the Birjand hospitals in 2014. The instrument was a researcher made questionnaire contained the 4 parts: demographic characteristics, current state of the application of CAM therapies in clinical, barriers of using and suggested approaches by the nurses. The responses of Questions were ranked on a 4-point Likert scale. Content validity was done with experts and reliability was done with Cronbach's alpha coefficient (α=0.85). Data analysis was performed by using descriptive statistics. Results: 85% of nurses had not used any of CAM therapies in clinical practice. The important barriers that mentioned by nurses, lack of specific guidelines (88%), lack of training workshops (87%), inadequate knowledge and skill (87%) and little support by doctors and professional staff (85%), respectively. The most important approaches mentioned such as: developing specific and practical guidelines for the application of CAM therapies, training workshops for nurses and support of doctors and managers are noted. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, barriers in the way of use of CAM therapies should be identified and then based on the recommended approaches by nurses to resolve them. Therefore, it's suggested that managers and professional staff use these strategies in their priorities. Keywords: complementary alternative medicine, nursing, Birjand hospitals

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2019 10:07
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2019 10:07

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