Summary: The Dove In Downward Flight

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Like traditional modalities, alternative or complimentary modalities intend improve the health and well being of clients. These modalities can hope to increase comfort or relaxation, maintain, improve or restore health and harmony of the body, mind, and/or spirit, or increase the client’s sense of well being. They are often used either in addition to or in place of conventional treatments, and can be seen in the examples of massage, acupressure, and herbal supplements, among others.The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2015) states that complementary modalities are those used together with conventional medicine and alternative therapies those used in place of conventional medicine. NCCAM says that Integrative Care combines complementary and alternative approaches with conventional medicine.
Roseanne Farano, the author of The Dove in Downward Flight, has degrees in counseling and personnel services and certifications in hypnotherapy and energy healing. She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for more than twenty years, and The Dove in Downward Flight is her memoir (Farano, n.d). Her book details her work with several impactful clients and highlights …show more content…

20). This echoes Provision 1 of the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethic’s for Nurses (2015), which states that the nurse “practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person” (p. 1). According to Fowler (2015), from this type of care “flows an expectation of patient participation in care decisions and self-determination” (p.20). This statement begs the question, if there is an expectation of patient participation, wouldn’t not supporting a patients desire to use alternative modalities be a breach of the nurse’s social

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