Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
220003112017COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES AND SUPPORTIVE CARE PRACTICEElective355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to make nursing students aware of the complementary therapies and supportive care practices.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to recognize complementary therapies
2Be able to comprehend the importance of complementary therapies in care
3Be able to discuss the relationship between complementary therapies and supportive care practice
4Be able to follow researches on complementary therapies
5Be able to make self improvement on the complementary therapies
6Be able to aware of legal processes in complementary therapies
7Discuss the use of complementary therapy in nursing practice
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
This course examines the conceptual dimension of complementary therapies and supportive care practices, the historical development of complementary therapies. The course content includes various complementary therapies and supportive care practices such as breathing techniques, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, therapeutic touch, reiki, reflexology, chiropractic, ayurveda, medical and aromatic plants, yoga, tai chi, meditation-imagery.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Overview of complementary therapiesReading, Discussion, Self study
1Breathing techniques and relaxation exercisesReading, Discussion, Self study
2Meditation-imaginationReading, Discussion, Self study
3YogaReading, Discussion, Self study
4Tai chi-Chi GongReading, Discussion, Self study
5Ayurveda-Herbal therapiesReading, Discussion, Self study
6HomeopathyReading, Discussion, Individual Study for Mid-term Exam
7Midterm examOkuma, Tartışma Bireysel çalışma
8Aromatheraphy Medicinal and aromatic herbs Reading, Discussion, Self study
9Massage –ShiatsuReading, Discussion, Self study
10ReflexologyReading, Discussion, Self study
11ReikiReading, Discussion, Self study
12Therapeutic touchReading, Discussion, Self study
13The acupuncture and chiropractic Reading, Discussion, Self study
14FINAL EXAMOkuma, Tartışma Final sınavı için bireysel çalışma
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Lindquist, R., Snyder, M., & Tracy, M. F. (Eds.). (2013). Complementary & alternative therapies in nursing. Springer Publishing Company. 2. Micozzi, M. S. (2014). Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences. 3. Turan, N., Öztürk, A., & Kaya, N. (2010). Hemşirelikte yeni bir sorumluluk alanı: Tamamlayıcı terapi. Maltepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Bilim ve Sanatı Dergisi, 3(1), 93-8. 4. Erin N (2006). Complementary and alternative medicine. Holistic Nursing Practice September/October, 242-246. 5. 1. Uluslararası ve 3. Ulusal Tamamlayıcı Terapiler Ve Destekleyici Bakım Uygulamaları Kongre Kitabı, 24-26 Kasım 2016, Antalya 6. Karaman, E., & Aykar, F. Ş. (2017). Palyatif Bakımda Tamamlayıcı ve İntegratif Tedaviler. Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Anesthesiology Reanimation Special Topics, 10(1), 63-69. 7. Jennings WM (2004). Aromatherapy practice in nursing: literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 48 (1): 93–103. 8. Khorshid L, Yapucu Ü. Tamamlayıcı tedavilerde hemşirenin rolü. Atatürk Üniv. Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu Dergisi 2005;8(2):124-130 9. Akupunktur Tedavi Yönetmeliği, Resmi Gazete Sayı No:20885 (29.05.1991). 7. Geleneksel ve Tamamlayıcı Tıp Uygulamaları Yönetmeliği, Resmi Gazete Sayı No:29158 (27.10.2014). 10. Taubert D, Roesen R, Schomig E. Effect of cocoa and tea intake on blood pressure. Arch Intern Med 2007;167(7):626-34 11. Erdoğan Z, Çınar S. Reiki: Eski Bir İyileştirme Sanatı – Modern Hemşirelik Uygulaması. Kafkas J Med Sci 2011;1(2):86–91. http://dx.doi.org/10.5505/kjms.2011.70288 12. Rogers, C. E. (2016). Tai Chi to Promote Balance Training. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 36(1), 229-249. 13. Josipovic, P., Webb, M., & McGrath, I. (2009). Basic life support knowledge of undergraduate nursing and chiropractic students. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, The, 26(4), 58. 14. Topuz, E. (2005). Kanserde Alternatif ve Tamamlayıcı Tıp, İletişim Yayıncılık. 15. Stradford D, Vickar G, Berger C, and Hyla Cass. (2012). The Flying Publisher Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry., Bernd Kamps Steinhäuser Verlag. 16. Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. (2005). Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States. 17. Lad, V. (2002). Text Book of Ayurveda, Fundamental Principles. Albuquerque, The, 922. 18. Buckle, J. (2014). Clinical aromatherapy: Essential oils in practice. Elsevier Health Sciences. 19. Lansky, A. L. (2003). Impossible cure: The promise of homeopathy. RL Ranch Press. 20. Müller, B., & Günther, H. H. (2012). A Complete Book of Reiki Healing: Heal Yourself, Others, and the World Around You. Basic Health Publications.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Discussion13339
Self Study11333
Individual Study for Mid term Examination000
Individual Study for Final Examination000
Reading13339
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)141
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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