Mariah Snyder, Ruth Lindquist, eds. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company; 2002. Hardcover. 335 pages, $49.95.

Even if you own or have read previous editions of this book, edited by Snyder and Lindquist, this latest edition offers much new information. The book presents discussions of 4 fundamental aspects of holistic nursing practice, followed by descriptions of 23 complementary therapies. Nine of the complementary techniques surveyed in the book are new additions, and new authors examine many of the techniques compared with previous editions. The fourth edition is organized differently than the previous edition, and offers a fresh and timely analysis of interventions that are categorized as complementary or alternative for nursing practice.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing is suited for any practicing nurse or nursing student who wants to increase his or her knowledge regarding any or all of the therapies included in the book. Because practicing nurses at...

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