Special Issue Article
Nurses Use of Complementary Alternative Medicine for Cancer Patients in Japan.
Author(s): Midori Kamizato, Sayuri Jahana, Naomi Tamai, Yuko Aihara, Kaori Saeki, Kaori Shimizu, Yukari Tukahara, Ryuta Yoshizawa, Kasumi Hamada, Kayo Nagano, Mieko Taira, Risa Takamiya, Kumiko Tamashiro and Mizuho TajimaMidori Kamizato, Sayuri Jahana, Naomi Tamai, Yuko Aihara, Kaori Saeki, Kaori Shimizu, Yukari Tukahara, Ryuta Yoshizawa, Kasumi Hamada, Kayo Nagano, Mieko Taira, Risa Takamiya, Kumiko Tamashiro and Mizuho Tajima
Purpose/Objective: To identify oncology nurses’ use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer patients in Japan. Design: Descriptive, cross sectional. Setting: Five central cancer hospitals, five general hospitals, and four Palliative Care Units in Japan. Sample: A convenience sample consisting of 1134 oncology nurses with a Japanese Nursing license. Methods: A researcher-developed self-reported questionnaire for CAM was delivered to nurses who were involved with cancer patients in hospitals and palliative care units (PCU). Findings: The response rate was 71% (801/1134). The nurses’ knowledge of CAM was 42 % (40% in hospitals and 68.4% in PCU). The use of CAM for nursing practice was 29.4% (26% in hospitals.. Read More»
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