Requested topics included holistic and integrative techniques for managing nausea, anxiety, and pain as well as self-care for the nurses.
Nurses learn the scientific principles behind holistic and integrative techniques and practice these techniques for use with their patients, families, friends, coworkers, and themselves.
For over 12 years, outcomes data have been collected hospital-wide by staff in the Penny George Institute in order to determine effectiveness, cost savings, and patient satisfaction when using holistic and integrative techniques. A 2010 PGIHH study by Dusek, Finch, Plotnikoff, and Knutson (2010) reported success in using integrative therapies at the bedside by reducing patient pain scores an average of 1.9 points on a 0 to 10 scale, a 55% reduction in pain.
For example, this is not a good book to use as a reference for approaching a particular medical problem with integrative techniques
. As such reference works do exist and are a common way for physicians to begin to use integrative approaches, many readers will find this book frustrating if they obtain it for that purpose.
(39) Moreover, risk of integration of the unhealthy mirrors "pastoral power" (40): Concern for the "body and soul" of such immigrants is another effective measure for integrative techniques and practices.
Another important rationality behind the integration policy and integrative techniques is one of the security and stability of Finnish society.