Aromatherapy is one of the main complementary therapies to be practiced by nurses and other health care professionals in hospital, hospice and community settings. Written by a nurse, this clinical text highlights how aromatherapy can enhance care and the role of the healthcare professional. It examines key facts and issues in aromatherapy practice, and applies these within a variety of contexts and conditions, taking a carefully holistic approach in dealing with the patient.
- Expert peer-reviewed information spans the entire book. All chapters have been written by a PhD nurse with post-doctoral training in research and then peer reviewed by named experts in their field.
- Introduction to the principles and practice of aromatherapy covers contraindications, toxicity, safe applications, and more.
- Descriptions of real-world applications illustrate how aromatherapy works in various clinical specialties.
- Coverage of aromatherapy in psychiatric nursing provides important information on depression, psychosis, bipolar, compulsive addictive, addiction and withdrawal.
- In-depth clinical section deals with the management of common problems, such as infection and pain, that may frequently be encountered on the job.
- Examples of specific oils in specific treatments helps readers directly apply book content to everyday practice.
- Evidence-based content draws from thousands of references.
New to this Edition
- NEW! First and only totally peer-reviewed, evidence-based, clinical aromatherapy book in the world.
- NEW Chapter on integrative Healthcare documenting how clinical aromatherapy has been integrated into hospitals and healthcare in USA, UK and elsewhere.
- NEW Chapter on the M Technique: the highly successful method of gentle structured touch pioneered by Jane Buckle that is used in hospitals worldwide.
- All chapters updated with substantial additional references and tables.
By Jane Buckle, PhD, RN, Clinical Aromatherapy consultant and creator of the ‘M’ Technique. London, UK. US office in NJ.
“This is the first peer-reviewed, evidence-based book on clinical aromatherapy. Well-referenced and well-written, it instils confidence and will hopefully change the way that clinical aromatherapy is perceived.”
Elizabeth M. Williamson PhD, MRPharmS, FLS – Director of Pharmacy Practice, University of Reading
“For decades, Dr. Buckle has been one of the foremost authorities in Clinical Aromatherapy and the new edition of her book will be a huge milestone for our practice. This edition is a treasure trove of research-based clinical information – it will become an indispensable reference for aromatherapists!”
Barbara Cordell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CCAP – Dean of Nursing, Panola College
“In this latest edition of ‘Aromatherapy for Health Professionals,’ Dr. Jane Buckle provides a much needed resource for health professionals who use or wish to use essential oils in clinical settings. Her wealth of experience as an aromatherapist lends practical credibility to her recommendations, while her nursing and research career in the health care systems of Europe and the U.S. is apparent in both the evidence base of her recommendations and their scientific rationale. I recommend this book to all health professionals.”
Linda L. Halcon, PhD, MPH, RN – Chair, Population Health & Systems Cooperative Unit, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
“Greatest and fantastic guidebook for medical aromatherapy! Evidence based M technique will be fascinating to every MD!”
Kazuhisa Maeda, MD, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine