Defense Date

7-4-2016

Graduation Date

2016

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

DHCE

Department

Health Care Ethics

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Henk ten Have

Committee Member

Gerald Magill

Committee Member

Rosemary Donley

Keywords

Health Care, Holistic Care

Abstract

The doctoral project presents an argument for the inclusion of complementary and alternative medicine in the provision of holistic care. Over the course of history the practice of medicine has evolved with developments in science and technology and transitioned into away from its holistic origins to a more fragmented practice. The project includes relevant literature on shortcomings of conventional medicine that are in part a catalyst for the trends of increasing complementary and alternative medicine utilization. The doctoral project concludes that the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine's inclusion in care, and more specifically holistic care, is of value and further research will be of benefit to further the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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