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Facilitating comfort for hospitalized patients using non-pharmacological measures: Preliminary development of clinical practice guidelines

Williams, Anne M.; Davies, Anna; Griffiths, Gareth


Nurses often use non-pharmacological measures to facilitate comfort for patients within the hospital setting. However, guidelines for use of these measures are commonly inadequate or absent. This paper presents 12 clinical practice guidelines that were developed from the findings of a literature review into non-pharmacological measures that are thought to facilitate patient comfort. The non-pharmacological measures addressed in these guidelines are: Aromotherapy, Distraction, Guided Imagery,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01739.x


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