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The impact of Complementary and Alternative Health Care/Therapy on the profession of nursing.

The impact of Complementary and Alternative Health Care/Therapy on the profession of nursing.

Scholarly APA Paper
Body of the paper should be 5-6 pages not including title page and reference list. Articles should be within the last 5 years. 8-10 references. The paper will be graded based on compliance with APA format and ability to present material through the written word. This paper will provide a forum for the students to demonstrate the use of critical thinking skills in the discussion of issues related the profession of nursing. A forum paper is a paper presenting new ideas or a reaction to published materials stimulating debate. It is factually based on data published in the literature. This paper will demonstrate the student’s ability to communicate the findings of the research process to a group of their professional colleagues. The intent of this assignment is for the student to demonstrate the ability to synthesize readings and write clearly using the APA style.

1. The impact of Complementary and Alternative Health Care/Therapy on the profession of nursing.

Thesis statement
Nurses have embraced the concept of incorporating Complementary and Alternative Health Care/Therapy to provide holistic patient-centered care. Although some can produce unwanted side effects and pose a threat to overall well-being when used in combination with conventional medicine, Complementary and alternative Health Care/Therapies are beneficial to nurses and patients’ to produce a therapeutic outcome.
**Thesis statement can be tweaked to own writing style or different wording for a better developed thesis, but keep the same idea.

Potential References to use
Balouchi, A., Mahmoudirad, G., Hastings-Tolsma, M., Shorofi, S. A., Shahdadi, H., & Abdollahimohammad, A. (2018). Knowledge, attitude and use of complementary and alternative medicine among nurses: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 31, 146-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.02.008

Chang, H. Y., & Chang, H. L. (2015). A review of nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and ability to communicate the risks and benefits of complementary and alternative medicine. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(11-12), 1466-1478. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12790

Dimitrelis, S., Perry, L., Gallagher, R., Duffield, C., Sibbritt, D., Nicholls, R., & Xu, X. (2017). Does nurses’ role, health or symptoms influence their personal use of ingestible complementary and alternative medicines? Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 35, 39–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2017.08.017

Fontaine, K. L. (2019). Complementary and integrative therapies for nursing practice. (5th ed.). Pearson.

Hall, H., Leach, M., Brosnan, C., & Collins, M. (2017). Nurses’ attitudes towards complementary therapies: A systematic review and meta-synthesis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 69, 47–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.01.008

Kramlich, D. (2017). Complementary Health Practitioners in the Acute and Critical Care Setting: Nursing Considerations. Critical Care Nurse, 37(3), 60–65. https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2017181

Kwai Ping, L. S. (2015). Role of complementary medicine in nursing and health care professionals. SOJ Nursing & Health Care, 1(2), 01-02. https://doi.org/10.15226/2471-6529/1/2/00101

Lartey, G., Sturgeon, L. P., Garrett-Wright, D., Kabir, U. Y., & Eagle, S. (2019). A Survey of School Nurses’ Perceptions of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies. The Journal of School Nursing : The Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses, 35(4), 256–261. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840518770521

NCCIH. (2018.). Complementary, alternative, or integrative health: What’s in a name? https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/complementary-alternative-or-integrative-health-whats-in-a-name

Shorofi, S. A., & Arbon, P. (2017). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among Australian hospital-based nurses: Knowledge, attitude, personal and professional use, reasons for use, CAM referrals, and socio-demographic predictors of CAM users. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 27, 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.03.001

*May exclude some of these and/or add different references from scholarly journals.

Title page and APA format
Title page meets all APA criteria. Format throughout paper meets APA guidelines for headings, margins, page numbering, spacing, appropriate font. The body of the paper is the appropriate length.

Introductory paragraph
The introductory paragraph clearly presents the topic being discussed. The introductory paragraph addresses why the topic is important, identifies a problem, and states the dilemma present in nursing. The introductory paragraph clearly includes the thesis statement.

Flow of text/Logical development
Provides background on the topic and presents a variety of perspectives (legal, ethical principles, cultural, spiritual, etc.) relevant to the topic. Guides the reader towards a nursing focused solution(s) based on evidence from the nursing literature. The paper continually reflects/supports the thesis statement.

Implications for nursing
Implications for nursing are clearly described (practice, research, education, administration). Discusses how various areas of nursing practice are impacted by the problem as well as how each area facilitates the proposed solution.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary paragraph
Presents conclusions supported by data, evidence, and information presented in the paper. Summary paragraph clearly connects all the concepts and recommendations. No new information is presented.

Use of sources
Synthesizes the professional and nursing literature to provide evidence to support the topic using the required number of appropriate sources.

In text citations
Citations are provided using correct APA format for all quotes, paraphrases, and facts presented in the body of the paper. Please note that overuse of direct quotes does not constitute substantive thought and could result in loss of points.

Writing style and grammar
Consistent and correct use of grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, paragraphs, etc. Writing style is clear, concise, and conveys a formal, professional tone. No extraneous/irrelevant information is presented.

Reference list is complete with each entry containing all essential elements, appearing in the correct order, and consistent with APA format.


The impact of Complementary and Alternative Health Care/Therapy on the profession of nursing.




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