Johns Hopkins Nursing Explores Complementary and Alternative Nursing

Johns Hopkins Nursing Spring 2007 explores the wide variety of complementary and alternative therapies used by Hopkins nurses and

The event also outlines how the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is "building opportunities" for its faculty, students, and staff (http://www.son.jhmi.edu/jhnmagazine/spring2007/).

Nursing the Whole Patient

Attending to the patient as a whole person is not a new concept in the nursing profession-and it's not surprising that Hopkins nurses are increasingly looking outside the scope of conventional training to explore Complementary and Alternative Therapies. In an effort to broaden their methods for healing, faculty, alumni, and students share their experiences with holistic nursing, massage, humor, acupuncture, Reiki, and more. (http://www.son.jhmi.edu/jhnmagazine/spring2007/pages/fea_nrsgwholept.htm)

Second Opinion: Why Recommend Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Readers share their opinions on whether - and why - they have recommended complementary and alternative therapies to their patients. The poll this issue finds that 91.4 percent of respondents have recommended CAM; 68.3 percent of those did so because CAM would improve health when used in combination with conventional medical treatments. In the next issue, readers are asked, "What are the essential components of a 21st century nursing education?" (http://www.son.jhmi.edu/jhnmagazine/spring2007/pages/secondopinion.htm)

Building Opportunities

An ambitious expansion of the school, set to unfold over the next decade, will transform the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore campus, bringing the weight of education and research to balance and complement the soaring towers of the new Johns Hopkins Hospital. The planned light-filled, congenial environment for students and faculty sets the stage for forging connections with colleagues from across the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and University. (http://www.son.jhmi.edu/jhnmagazine/spring2007/pages/fea_bldgoptys.htm)

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF NURSING

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education and scholarship. The nurses who are part of the School's tradition of excellence exemplify the best practices in patient care and become innovative national and international leaders in the evolution of the nursing profession and the health care system. Its nursing graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, with the community health and nursing service administration graduate programs continuing to hold positions in the top tier of rankings. The research programs at the School have achieved eighth position among the top nursing schools for securing federal research grants. For more information, visit http://www.son.jhmi.edu/ .

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Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen offers general corporate legal services, litigation consultation, and expertise in health law with a unique focus on alternative, complementary, and integrative medical therapies. The firm represents medical doctors, allied health professionals (from psychologists to nurses and dentists) and other clinicians (from chiropractors to acupuncturists), solo entrepreneurs, hospitals, and educational and health care institutions.

Michael H. Cohen is Principal in Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen and also President of the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine (also known as the Institute for Health, Ethics, Law, Policy & Society), a forum for exploring legal, regulatory, ethical, and health policy issues involved in the judicious integration of complementary and alternative medical therapies (such as acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, and herbal medicine) and conventional clinical care. The most recent published book by Michael H. Cohen on health care law, regulation, ethics and policy pertaining to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine and related fields is Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion, which follows Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives (1998), Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution (2000), and Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation (2003).

Health care and corporate lawyer Michael H. Cohen is licensed has been admitted to the Bar of California, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington D.C., and to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing).
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