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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Anne M.
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Anna
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Gareth
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:57:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1322-7114
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60657
dc.description.abstractNurses 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, Laughter, Massage, Music, Reiki, Heat or Cold, Meditation, Reflexology, Reposition and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. These are preliminary guidelines for the use of non-pharmacological measures and further research and development of such guidelines is recommended.
dc.publisherBlackwell Science Asia
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
dc.subjectKeywords: alternative medicine; hospital patient; human; patient satisfaction; practice guideline; psychological aspect; review; Complementary Therapies; Humans; Inpatients; Patient Satisfaction; Practice Guidelines as Topic Comfort; Complementary therapies; Hospitalization; Practice guideline; Review literature
dc.titleFacilitating comfort for hospitalized patients using non-pharmacological measures: Preliminary development of clinical practice guidelines
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume15
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor111004 - Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
local.identifier.ariespublicationU4105084xPUB554
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWilliams, Anne M., Curtin University of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationDavies, Anna, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGriffiths, Gareth, Western Australia Palliative Care Network
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage145
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage155
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01739.x
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:36:25Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-69849084732
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