Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
NURS 358 Complementary and Alternative Therapies 3 sem. hrs.
H2b. The purpose of this course is to explore complementary and alternative therapies and the implications for holistic healthcare for a diverse population, in diverse healthcare settings. Students will examine both conventional and alternative medicine in relation to the basic assumptions of origin of disease, the meaning of health, the curative process and health promotion. The basic concepts guiding alternative therapies will be discussed including balance, spirituality, energy and breath. Students will utilize critical thinking skills in order to apply knowledge obtained in providing evidence-based, clinically competent care to diverse clients in diverse health care settings. Specific sections of the Gaudium et Spes will be explored and discussed in relation to course topics. Prerequisite: Junior level standing.
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