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Explain Nursing: Complementary therapies

Explain Nursing: Complementary therapies
Find the instructions for this week’s forum below. See the for due dates and remember Indiana is on Eastern time Example:My name is Samantha Sharp and I am a stay at home mom and nursing student. I have one daughter named Advah who is 7 almost 8 years old. Advah has Autism but is high functioning with the use of medication and multiple therapies. Once of her therapies is art therapy. This assignment was very interesting because for the first time, I was the one drawing the picture. I also have another baby girl on the way. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and definitely ready to deliver anytime. Baby Olivia is mine and my husband’s first child together and we each have one daughter. We will have three girls, and we plan to adopt a boy in the future, if all works out according to our plan. I have a wonderful husband who is my better half and my best friend. We have two dogs Moses and Taz and a fish named Pauly. We have a wonderful and happy life and are active outdoors almost daily. It will be difficult handing a newborn and school, but I think the most difficult will be making school a priority over going for a walk outside. I think this class will help however, because I am very interested in alternative therapies before invasive therapies.As for my drawing, I drew a picture of the sun on the left top corner of the page with one cloud and four birds. I colored the sky blue, the birds black, the cloud white, and the sun yellow. I drew the ground green but with a brown walking path down the center with flowers on both sides of the path, one flower patch violet and the other patch purple. To the left of the path I drew a gray bunny with tiny pink ears and above the hill I drew two apple trees with red apples. In the center of the page, I wrote using a black sharpie, my daughter’s morning schedule. I had to make a new morning routine schedule to help Advah get ready in the morning when summer begins. Right now our current schedule is created for school.As I was creating the picture I had a clear mind and felt love for my daughter and a desire for her success. I put the little bunny because I thought Advah would like to see a cute bunny in the morning. The flowers were because I wanted to make my picture pretty. I am not very skilled in drawing but my picture is simple and pretty. The birds are exactly how I drew them in grade school, and look like a wide lower case m in cursive. The sun is on the left and very bright and the one white cloud is almost the same size as my sun. The picture reminds me of a warm, sunny, and happy day. Starting with the sun in my picture I am radiating positive energy and the white cloud represents hope for my daughter to begin a good day. The green grass and blue sky suggests that I require a stable environment for my daughter. The small amount of red suggestions compassion, the purple violet flowers show my unconditional love, and the grey represents my uncertainty of how my daughter’s day will truly go (Seaward, 2010). The meanings for the colors I chose are very accurate in my opinion.Requests for alternative therapies is on the rise (Fontaine ,2011). The use of antibiotics and pain medication are being overused and abused and people are looking for a safer, less addictive approach. According to the American Holistic Nurses Association (2016), there is a growing need for a holistic approach in hospital settings. Art therapy is one way to allow the unconscious to become known (Hansel et al., 2012). This can allow for a clearer assessment on the patient and assist in providing a more natural solution. Art therapy can also be used to eliminate stress, allow emotional release, increase self awareness, and provide peace of mind (Hansel et al., 2012). Holistic nursing provides a complete care in nursing. Even when using medicine or other medical treatments, alternative therapies can complete the patient care. The total human being being treated rather than the one medical issue can lead to greater awareness of self and others (Fontaine, 2011). ReferencesAHNA. (2016). American Holistic Nurses Association Home Page. Retrieved May 16, 2016, from Fontaine, K. L. (2011). 3. In Complementary and alternative therapies for nursing practice (4th ed., pp. 37-43). Hammond, IN: Julie Alexander.Hensel, D., Bradburn, T., Kelly, A., Manahan, I., Merriman, H., Metzinger, F., & Moore, H. (2012, September 24). Student Impressions of an Art Therapy Class. Retrieved May 16, 2016, from Seaward, B.L. (2010). Mind-body-spirit stress management workbook, Boulder, CO: Paramount Wellness Institute