- patient-centered care
- improved symptom management
- integrative medicine
- evidence-based practice
- Evidence-Based Practices
- complementary therapies
- integrative nursing
- symptom management
- Stress Management
- Pain Management
Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization
Launch your career in integrative health. Incorporate complementary therapies in clinical practice to improve outcomes and promote wellbeing.
What you will learn
Assess the current and potential role for integrative therapies in health and healthcare, including your own workplace.
Discuss the evidence base for use of integrative therapies, including the historical, clinical, and research data.
Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful.
Partner with patients to incorporate integrative therapies for specific symptom management or enhanced health and wellbeing.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Each course in this specialization includes a peer-reviewed project that applies integrative therapies to a specific situation. To begin, you will analyze what is needed to bring integrative therapies into your workplace or other setting. In later courses, you will research the benefits and risks of specific herbal medicines and essential oils for specific patients or clients; create a guided imagery recording; and make recommendations based on evidence and patient preferences for herbal medicines, aromatherapy, guided imagery, and mindfulness practice. Throughout, the focus will be on assessing patient needs and educating and advising patients in clear, simple, and patient-centered language.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 5 Courses in this Specialization
Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils
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