Complementary Therapies: Are These Really Nursing - References


Information online at the American Nurses Association's web site.

NursingWorld TAN 1998

Holistic Nursing: The goal is the whole person. The American Nurse. Susan Trossman. Sept/Oct 1998. Available:

NursingWorld AJN 1999

Nursing the Patient Within. Deborah Folsom. AJN. July 1999 Available:

NursingWorld TAN 1999

STRESS! -- It's everywhere! And it can be managed! Susan Trossman. The American Nurse. July/Aug 1999. Available:

NursingWorld Position Statement

 Use of Placebos for Pain Management in Patients with Cancer. Endorsed by the American Nurses Association Oncology Nursing Society December 1996. Available:

Professional Organizations

These sites are generated by nursing and non nursing organizations that focus on a variety of complementary therapies.

American Holistic Nurses Association

This nursing organizations aims to " bridge between the traditional medical paradigm and universal complementary and alternative healing practices. Available:

Pathfinders Holistic Nursing Registry

"Pathfinders is a group of advanced practice nurse-healers dedicated to supporting an integration of body-mind-spirit and to the evolution of a healing consciousness in the world through the practice of healing arts, education, and research." Available:

Alternative Therapies Directory

This site is a directory for the United Kingdom. Available:

American Naturopathic Medical Association

An American naturopathic medical association with international associations. Available:

American Preventive Medical Association

"The American Preventive Medical Association is the political voice for health care practitioners who use nutritional and other complementary therapies in patient care. " Available:

Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists

Offers online educational programs for pharmacists and other health professionals. Available:

Government sites

Sites related to U. S. legislation or sponsored by U. S. Government


Fact sheet from the NIH and CDC that discusses type of alternative therapies and what to look for when picking alternative therapies for HIV/AIDS. Available:

"The FDA guide to choosing medical treatments." Available:

CAM on PubMed

Search PubMed for articles on complementary therapy. Available:

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative

This site from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focuses on "...exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science...".Available:

State Health Freedom News

News from state health freedom campaigns lobbying for legislation to protect patients' rights to receive, and providers' rights to administer alternative and complementary medical treatments. Available:

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) Home Page

Since 1979, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has provided leadership in stimulating, coordinating, and unifying national disease prevention and health promotion strategies among Federal, State, and local agencies and major private and voluntary organizations. Available:


Information available from higher education.

CSCAT Fact Sheet

This is an NIH funded program to stimulate research in the area of complimentary medicine therapies. It is located in the School of Nursing, University of Virginia. Available:


Relational database of world literature describing the ethnomedical or pharmacology of plant, microbial, and animal extracts. The NAPRALERT is hosted by the Program for CollaborativeResearch in the Pharmacological Sciences (PCRPS), College of Pharmacy,University of Illinois at Chicago. Available:

Australasian College

"Australasian College is Australia's premier college of Complementary or Alternative Medicine located in the heart of Sydney." Available:


Journal of Holistic Nursing

Web site for information about journal. "Offers a holistic nursing forum for practitioners and educators through shared research and clinical experience, publishes original work and disseminates the ideals of holistic nursing to the health community. Available:

Aesclepian Chronicles

"The goal of AC is to promote the role of holistic health practice and integral philosophy. Equally of interest are structural and economic issues as they relate to the attempts to develop new service delivery models and to reform the national health system."Available:

FACT - Focus on Alternative and Complementary

"Aims to present the evidence on complementary medicine in an analytical and impartial manner. Published by the Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter, United Kingdom." Available:

Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing

"A biannual publication of the School of Nursing and Health Care Practices, Southern Cross University, in association with the Australian College of Holistic Nurses Inc." Available:

Alternative Health News Online

Presents alternative, complementary and preventive health-news pages on the Internet as provided by journalists. Available:

Cultural Diversity, Alternative Medicine, and Folk

Cultural Diversity, Alternative Medicine, and Folk Medicine. Hufford, D J. New Directions in Folklore 1 (formerly the Impromptu Journal) July 1997 Newfolk :: NDiF :: Archive :: Issue 1 July 1997 Available:



Links from a web site about promoting diversity. "Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities." Available:

The Center for Health & Healing

A service of Beth Israel Medical Center. (Note this site will not allow you to browse back to OJIN). Available:

Contains information on specific therapies as relates to cancer treatment Available:

HealthWorld Online - Alternative Medicine Center - Natural & Alternative Approaches

Site at Healthworld that focuses on alternative medicine. Available:

Ralph Moss on Cancer--Expert Guidance for Crucial Decisions

Site provides "...information on the topic of complementary and alternative cancer treatments. It contains the Archives of ten years of The Cancer Chronicles." Available: