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Therapeutic Use of Humor Description - The therapeutic use of humor can be loosely defined as any activities that use the positive emotional responses associated with humor, smiling and laughter to specifically benefit one or more clients’ social, emotional, physical, cognitive or wellness domains. Using humor, therapeutically, involves establishing specific desired outcomes for a client which are facilitated by the use of humor and related techniques. Dattilo & McKenney, (2011) define the therapeutic use of humor when “specialists and others use humor in practice, they play for it to lead to specific therapeutic outcomes”....   [tags: humor, therapeutic recreation, clowns]
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The Benefits of Therapeutic Communication - Therapeutic communication is a crucial and necessary tool that should be used on all occasions when dealing with a patient in the health care industry. I found the vignette video ‘Pregnant Stroke – Incident Scene’ to be a good example of how therapeutic communication should be used to create a human connection between patient and professional. The video involves paramedics attending the scene of a female having suffered from a stroke whilst pregnant. Allied health professionals initially perform a brief medical assessment on the patient by checking her vitals inclusive of blood pressure and heart rate....   [tags: Therapeutic Communication Essays]
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Therapeutic Use of Animals Description - Animals may be incorporated into the treatment process to facilitate the attainment of calculated goals and objectives. These goals and objectives may be physical (fine or gross motor skills), social (casual interaction), intellectual (recreation education), or emotional (anxiety reduction) in nature. Animals involved in these interventions have undergone rigorous training and assessment processes and are accompanied by trained handlers with dedicated knowledge of the profession (Powell, 2012). Potential Target Groups Research demonstrates that the therapeutic use of animals may be beneficial to a wide range of individuals....   [tags: therapeutic animals, recreation therapist]
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Therapeutic Relationship - 1a. Explain your understanding of a "therapeutic relationship" with a client. A therapeutic relationship with a client is a well planned and goal oriented connection between the clinician and the client in order to meet the therapeutic needs. The clinician would develop and maintain mutually beneficial association with the client and his family. He always believes the client as a person of goodness, dignity and strength. 1b. what are the benefits of a therapeutic relationship. Encourages Positive Interaction Encouraging a patient to express himself allows you to get more information of the client's emotional tendencies and helps determine the most beneficial treatment approach....   [tags: Therapeutic Relationship Essays] 1402 words
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To Be Or Not To Be Therapeutic - In Jacquelyn Small’s book “Becoming Naturally Therapeutic: A Return to the True Essence of Helping,” I explored what it takes to be a genuinely helpful counselor. Although I do not intend to pursue a career in counseling, her book touches on various topics that may be used by all individuals. Small provides her readers with a check-list of characteristic ranging from empathy to respect to self-actualization that are virtually essential to becoming therapeutic. The book begins by stating that “ordinary people” offer better therapeutic help than professionals....   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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The Therapeutic Process and the Therapeutic Relationship - This essay will explore the nature of the therapeutic process; using my fifty minute long real play session with one of my colleagues. Also, I will explore my experience of the therapeutic relationship and how it influences therapeutic change and increase the affectivity of the therapy. In addition to this, I will be attaining feedback from my client after discussing each stage of the therapeutic process in detail to help me understand what worked well for the client and gain more insight into what I need to improve in order for my future sessions to be more successful....   [tags: Counseling ] 1723 words
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A Therapeutic Relationship - A therapeutic relationship is a key component in the nursing profession. Without therapeutic relationships, the best possible care can never be provided. The foundation in which trust is built upon is created from the nurse’s ability to truly listen and respond appropriately. Listening creates the base in developing a strong, trusting relationship. Sometimes it is simply hearing what a patient says that makes all the difference, empowering them to open up and become more comfortable with the nurse (Hawkins-Walsh, 2000)....   [tags: Health, Nursing] 573 words
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The Therapeutic Relationship - In the assigned chapter, Bohart and Tallman (2010) discussed clients and their effect on therapy. They argued that client and extratherapeutic influences are the single most important factor in determining therapy outcome. In fact, up to 87% of the variance in therapeutic outcome is attributable to the client, factors that occur outside therapy, and unexplained variance (Bohart & Tallman, 2010, p. 84). Bohart and Tallman further argued that approximately 40% of variance can be ascribed to client factors while only 13% can be accounted for by treatment (e.g., the therapeutic relationship, interventions, therapist, model of therapy)....   [tags: Psychology]
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A Therapeutic Relationship - A therapeutic relationship is an essential component of any successful health care intervention and this holds no more truth than in the relationship between nurse and patient. As registered nurses we are not trained counsellors, however we do have an understanding of basic counselling skills and how they are applied at a ward level and as such it is more important as a registered nurse to establish a proactive therapeutic relationship with a patient than it is to use an appropriate counselling approach....   [tags: Psychology]
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Therapeutic Cloning in Medicine of the Future - Therapeutic Cloning: Medicine of the Future When most people hear the word clone, they are not thinking of something that treats disease and severe injuries. Instead, the first thing that comes to mind is an identical copy of a human that is created in a lab. However, this is rarely what scientists are referring to when they are using this term. What they are talking about is a very different process, known as therapeutic cloning, in which specific cell types of a person can be cloned and incorporated into their body for medical use....   [tags: disease, stem cell, ethical] 1210 words
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The Global Vaccine and Therapeutic Industry - The global vaccine and therapeutic industry is estimated to reach sales of “$52 billion by 2016” (Research and Markets, 2009). Expansion in emerging markets and technological advancement are some of the key factors supporting such growth. Successful development of next generation technologies also influenced the growth of the vaccine and therapeutics market in areas such as Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Dengue virus (DENV). These are areas of unmet needs in which no effective and licensed vaccine and/or therapeutic are available....   [tags: immunogenicity and serology testing]
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Importance of a Therapeutic Relationship in Nursing - Therapeutic relationship is an essential part of nursing; it is the foundation of nursing (CNO, 2009). The National Competency Standard for Registered Nurses state that nurses are responsible for “establishing, sustaining and concluding professional relationship with individuals/groups.” Throughout this essay the importance of forming a therapeutic relationships will be explained. The process of building a therapeutic relationship begins from prior to time of contact with a patient, the interpersonal skills of the nurse; then the process includes skills required by the nurse to communicate effectively, including respect, trust, non-judgment and empathy....   [tags: interpersonal, communication, empowerment] 1444 words
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The Therapeutic Potential of Gene Therapy - A novel therapeutic modality, gene therapy is the transfer of nucleic acids – DNA or RNA – into select somatic (body) cells to correct genetic defects or produce therapeutic proteins. It can be performed ex vivo (“out of the living”) or in vivo (“within the living”). In the ex vivo method, the target cells are removed from the patient, genetically modified, and reintroduced into the patient's body. This approach is efficient but limited to easily accessible cells such as epithelial cells (cells covering internal and external surfaces of the body), muscle cells, blood cells, and stem cells....   [tags: Vivo Method, DNA Vaccines]
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The Therapeutic Implications of False Memories - This paper discusses the current state of research into false memories and memory manipulation as well the therapeutic applications of this research. The paper describes studies that demonstrate the susceptibility of memory to change and influence to establish the viability of memory manipulation. Current and proposed applications of memory modification are described through the chronicling of research in the area. The ethical concerns of such research are discussed as well as potential subjects of future research....   [tags: how the mind works]
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The Benefits of Therapeutic Riding - As of 2011, it has been reported that there are 650 million disabled people in the world (“Disabilities”). Though this number is high, it is greatly underestimated because disabled people are commonly isolated and stigmatized by their community (“Disabilities”). After hearing of this extremely high number of disabled people, I then ultimately decided I would write my research paper on ways to help the disabled. Therapeutic riding has been actively helping individuals with disabilities for decades, and can benefit these unfortunate people physically, mentally, and emotionally....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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Definition of Therapeutic Use of Storytelling - Therapeutic Storytelling is a powerful, fun and exciting method of psychotherapy, and group therapy that can be used on individuals of any age and in many different styles and variations. The therapist can incorporate verbal and non-verbal information using puppets, acting, facial expressions, books, journals, experiences and more. It is the preparation and delivery of the story that affects the therapeutic outcome for the clients who are participating in the program. Therapeutic success is accomplished as the clients identify with the elements in the story and then embraces the desired outcomes and messages that are meant to be taken from what was just mentally or physically seen and/or he...   [tags: storytelling, story therapy, stories]
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Therapeutic Use of Drumming Description - Music, as a form of therapy, has been steadily growing as an effective intervention for a diversity of populations. Drumming in particular, has been identified as a form of healing for centuries and remains a tradition in a variety of cultures to this day. In the field of Recreation Therapy, therapeutic drumming can prove to be an invaluable intervention in program development for select populations. There has been a substantial amount of clinical research that supports therapeutic drumming, much of which relates directly to recreational and rehabilitative purposes....   [tags: music therapy, drumming, drums]
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Smoking: A Therapeutic Approach to Quitting - Smoking A Therapeutic Approach to Quitting While smoking is a problem that affects millions of people in The United States, several different approaches are available to assist in breaking the habit; specifically, therapeutic approaches, when utilizing group sessions, one-on-one interaction, or self direction, do offer the ability to modify personal views, behaviors or other challenging issues to achieve predetermined results. Since each of the aforementioned options provide varying amounts of contact with trained therapists and other people, it is necessary to make a remedial selection based upon the comfortability and willingness of a person to openly talk about their dilemma with others....   [tags: Smoking, informative, expository]
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Therapeutic Time in Acute Wards - Introduction There is growing evidence that service users are dissatisfied with the care they are receiving on mental health acute wards. Patient satisfaction appears to be a key driver for services in monitoring the effectiveness of services however how satisfaction is measured has also caused some controversy in the literature. Service users often feel de-valued and feel that they have no role in their care and treatment, often having to rely on the nursing team to co-ordinate their care leading to the service user’s individual outcomes being neglected....   [tags: service users, mental health]
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Hypnosis, As A Therapeutic Approach - Hypnosis, As A Therapeutic Approach, A technique made up of a series of instructions and suggestions that place a person in a trancelike state of mind, possessing similarities to being asleep. Only, in this trance a person is able to hear and respond to questions or suggestions, these states are otherwise known as hypnosis. However, when it is combined with hypnotic suggestion and therapeutic understanding, it is then referred to as hypnotherapy. This alternative treatment therapy has proven to be beneficial in many circumstances....   [tags: Technique, Instructions, Suggestions, Therapy]
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Therapeutic Approaches to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Therapeutic Approaches to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy   Therapeutic Approaches to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a widely studied and common genetic heart disease which has many therapeutic treatments. This is a genetic disease that is caused by mutations of the sarcomeres in the cells that make up the tissue of the heart (B. Maron et al., 2003, p. 1690). It usually affects the left ventricle of the heart which is responsible for sending, or pumping, blood to the entire body (Nishimura, Ommen, & Tajik, 2003, p....   [tags: genetic disease, family history, blood]
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Efficacy of the Therapeutic Touch - The efficacy of therapeutic touch Compared with the scarce evidence base of tactile touch, therapeutic touch, has been proven to be applicable recently in a variety of different populations and settings in recent years. Eight experimental researches and four qualitative researches are explored in this part. TT is safe and effective to be implemented on hospitalized patients. Newshan & Schuller-Civitella (2003) conducted a large-scale study on 605 patients from 1998 to 2000. 48% of patients (n=259) claimed reduced pain suffering....   [tags: study, anxiety, disease] 1082 words
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Boudries in the Therapeutic Processs - Boundaries have two meanings. First, boundaries are therapeutic framework that defines a set of roles for the participants in the therapeutic process. The frame describes structural elements such as the place where treatment occurs, the duration and time of treatment, and fee agreements. Including concerns with confidentiality, which has protective layers around the therapeutic exchange that are articulated in state and federal law, professional code of ethics, and informed consent or professional contract between therapist and patient....   [tags: therapist, violation, ethics]
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Therapeutic Communication and Group Dynamics - In regards to therapeutic communication and group dynamics, I feel that I have an interesting perspective. I function as a telephone triage nurse taking after hours calls for physicians, as well as answering health advice questions for community callers. My current workplace is such that as nurses, we work autonomously while on shift. For the most part, our coworkers at the time of our shift are actually the doctors on call. However, in order for the dynamics of our departments to work most effectively, we must work together as a team....   [tags: stress reduction, nurse, patient]
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Establishing a Therapeutic Alliance - Research has shown that a strong therapeutic alliance is necessary for establishing a beneficial contact between the therapist and the client. If the therapist does not encourage the creation of a reliable therapeutic alliance from the beginning of the treatment, it will be hard to develop a constructive relationship with the client later. Establishing the therapeutic alliance will increase the chances of achieving the goal of the treatment because the clients will be willing to cooperate if they trust and respect the therapist....   [tags: Health Care, Treatment] 1120 words
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Developing a Therapeutic Counseling Relationship - Introduction Understanding the counseling session from the client’s perspective is a very important aspect in the development of a therapeutic relationship. A clinician must be an excellent listener, while being to pay attention to the client’s body language, affect and tone. The dynamics in the counseling session that is beneficial to the client include the recognition of the pain that the client is feeling. The detrimental part of this includes a misunderstanding of the real issues, a lack of consideration of the cultural aspects of the client, and a lack of clinical experience or listening skills....   [tags: Counseling ]
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Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin - Botulinum toxin is a protein product of the gram-negative anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, it also contains the same toxin found in food poisoning. After purification, botulinum toxin became the first bacterial toxin to be used in medical treatments. (5 Vangelova) After being injected into the body, the toxin attaches itself to nerve endings at the point where the nerves join muscles. The chemical acetylcholine is released which then signals the muscles to contract resulting in weakness and paralysis....   [tags: Protein Product, Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacterium]
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The Therapeutic Action of Lorazepam - Lorazepam: The Liver’s BFF Pharmacodynamics Lorazepam or better know as Ativan belongs to the benzodiazepine family and produces inhibitory effects in the central nervous system. The therapeutic action of Lorazepam happens with the interaction at the benzodiazepine binding sites. These binding sites are located on the inotropic gamma-amino butyric acid-A (GABAA) receptors. The neurotransmitter used by Lorazepam is the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. Lorazepam and other benzodiazepines do not bind directly to the same receptor site as the endogenous GABA neurotransmitter does....   [tags: medicine, patients, adverse effects] 1903 words
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Therapeutic vs. Reproductive Cloning - For decades, cloning was merely a topic mentioned in the text of science fiction novels. It was simply a fictitious fantasy that proved to only be for entertainment purposes. However, while all those novels and films were being produced, a multitude of scientists attempted to make what society thought of as a dream, into a reality. The science of cloning is the process of making genetic duplicate of an organism. The scientific history of cloning spans more than 100 years dating back to 1885, and still going strong today....   [tags: genetic engineering polemic]
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Development of Therapeutic Recreation - ... Hospital recreation group the first effort towards a professional organization came from the ARS (American Recreation Society) in 1948, and they believed in recreation for all. The third effort toward professional organization came from HRS (Hospital Recreation Society) in 1949, and they represented hospital recreation services. The third organization to evolve was NART (The National Association of Recreational Therapist. NART’s major contribution included developing standards for professional education, outlining qualifications for clinical practice and defining the role of the profession....   [tags: disabilities, profession, standards] 2525 words
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Therapeutic Effects of Yoga -   Contents Introduction 2 Understanding Yoga 2 What is therapeutic yoga? 3 Types of Yoga 4 Ashtanga yoga (eight limbed yoga) 5 Hatha yoga 5 Iyenger yoga 6 (Professor Khalsa of Harvard Medical School as cited in Novotney, 2009) 7 Health Benefits 7 Evaluation of References 8 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 Introduction The aim of this essay is to evaluate the findings of the selected articles regarding the therapeutic effects of yoga. The involvement in complimentary medicine such as yoga continue to increase, it is important to be informed about the nature of yoga and the evidence of its therapeutic effect on health....   [tags: health, phylosophy]
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Therapeutic Relationship in Nursing - Therapeutic Relationship In Nursing In order for nurses to build a therapeutic relationship with their clients it is very important for a nurse to be self-aware and emotionally intelligent. Self awareness allows nurses to model authentic behaviour so nurses are able to accept clients positive and negative behaviours. Emotional intelligence refers to the emotions that nurses and patients expresses about each other which may range from sadness and frastration to satisfaction and happiness (Parbury,2003)....   [tags: healtcare professionals]
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Philosophy and Therapeutic Recreation - ... TR Implications Bregha ( 2000) suggests that one’s guiding philosophy needs to go beyond just a philosophy of leisure and must encapsulate a general life view. Indeed. I realize that the young ten year old me who walked into the principal’s office to argue against the use of the strap as a means of student punishment was starting on a path of advocacy that would always be loosely followed. When peers in high school were denigrating homosexual rights, I stood up and fought for it. As a young barmaid in a popular downtown bar in the ‘80’s, I insisted the owner serve a group of “retards” who were part of the American Handicap Association’s protest for sidewalk accessibility, and yes, I w...   [tags: freedom of choice, modern standards]
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Knitting for Therapeutic Reasons - Therapeutic Knitting Ask any person who knits why he or she likes to knit. Some will say it is fun hand-making things. Others will say because it is relaxing. Researchers have recently become interested in this claim, and are trying to figure out the neuroscience and psychology of how knitting is relaxing. The bigger question has become, how can it be used to help people with certain long-term disorders. Knitting can be a low-cost, but still effective alternative way to treat psychological disorders such as stress, depression, ADHD/ ADD, PTSD, and dementia....   [tags: neuroscience, psychology, relaxation]
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Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning - ... Those who do not have enough confidence in the matter might argue that someone could create super soldiers for war, but with everything comes limitations and law. No matter how many laws are put into place, there will always be people there to either abide by them or to break them. As long as the limitations keep such horrible things from happening and there are officers and the government to aid, then there is no issue. “Also, because there are many benefits to cloning and since not everyone believes in a god why should religion be used in making decisions for people where religious morality is not even an issue....   [tags: organ, tissues, unisex ] 1481 words
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Therapeutic Cloning - Cloning is the use of technology to compose a precise genetic copy of a living organism. The term ‘cloning’ can also be applied to copying cells, a gene or a part of DNA (Healey, J 2007). There are two main techniques of cloning: reproductive and therapeutic. Reproductive cloning is the cloning of a human being. Reproductive cloning has a lot of ethical barriers but some scientists believe that reproductive cloning may one day be legal because of societies increasing acceptance of genetic technologies (Healey, J 2007)....   [tags: Human Cloning Research Paper]
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Therapeutic presence - Therapeutic presence The validity of the construct of therapeutic presence and the belief in the efficacy of therapeutic presence as a crucial component in psychotherapy has been accepted by many experts in the field of psychology (Miller, Kabat, & Fletcher, 1995). Subsequent the efficacious validation of presence, a movement began integrating mindfulness and the therapeutic presence (Miller et al., 1995). The articles being discussed will present how the integration of mindfulness and therapeutic presence has enhanced the ability of a therapist to be more empathic and present with the clients....   [tags: Psychology]
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Therapeutic Communication - Therapeutic Communication Communication is the process of conveying information to each another using words, actions, or by writing the information down to be read by another person. Communication is something that most people do at some point each day, and is an important part of life especially in a working environment. “The concept of communication is an essential part of every profession, and it is required to foster and maintain healthy relationships”( Jasmine, 2009, para. 1). Communication in the nursing practice and in healthcare is important because when talking with patients, their families, and staff, the nurse and the nursing student needs to be able to efficiently express the...   [tags: Nursing]
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Therapeutic Cloning - Each day in the United States nineteen people die from the lack of an essential organ that is not available. Each day 1500 people die of cancer in the United States. Each month, 1000 more people are added to the waiting list of 101,000 people in need of a transplant surgery. These people could be living; leading ordinary lives if it was not for the medical taboo created by just the word “Cloning”. Millions of people view cloning as unethical and unscrupulous, however, majority of these people have never researched read even one article of the amazing scientific principle....   [tags: informative essay] 1406 words
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Therapeutic Riding - Therapeutic riding is usually done with children because its easier for their bones to mend and recover. The goal of physical therapy for children with cerabal palsy is to decrease the influence of abnormal muscle tone. There are a few different types of therapy that uses horses. Hippo therapy means- treatment with the help of a horse from the greek word hippo. Hippo therapy is generally used for people with mild to severe neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Hippo therapy is not for every patient with disabilities....   [tags: Riding Programs]
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Therapeutic Lasers - An increase in technology and efficiency of therapeutic lasers used in veterinary clinics has gained an increasing amount of attention recently. As veterinarians learn more about how they can make this service available to their clients, pet owners seem to be increasingly seeking new alternatives for pet health. What is laser therapy and how does it work. More importantly, is purchasing this technology going to be able to provide the return on investment a practice is hoping for. Laser therapy works by decreasing inflammation, increasing endorphins, and restoring cellular metabolic function....   [tags: technology, veterinary clinics, ]
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Therapeutic Communication - ... The only difficult aspect of this non-verbal communication technique, I felt, was that trying to fill out documentation distracted my eye contact as I was trying to be attentive to the client, but still trying to record all the important information. Stickly (2011) informs that the occasional breakage of eye contact is appropriate as staring can become intrusive and if the client is distressed or looking down ensure your engagement through the use of eye contact is waiting for them. Harvey and Park (2012) explain that retaining eye contact is way to express respect in most westernised cultures, but others may find this disrespectful, so as a practitioner it is important to research the r...   [tags: nursing, midwifery, client relationship] 752 words
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Therapeutic Writing - Writing is a tool used by many people for a variety of reasons. It is not uncommon for a person to jot down notes of thanks or send letters to friends or family. Further, one might set goals by writing lists of things they want to complete. Even the use of diaries and journals to record daily activities has spanned the ages. The first diaries date back to the Japanese classical period known as Heian. From 794 to 1192, these diaries held records of the writer’s daily life (Nakanishi, 2004, p.53)....   [tags: Counseling ]
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Therapeutic Interaction - The purpose of this essay is to reflect on a positive therapeutic interaction that I observed in practice on my placement. Firstly I will give a brief summary of the situation that I observed, followed by evidence that will be supporting why I considered to be a positive interaction, reflecting on what I observed, including feelings and thoughts, also what I have learned by observing and how I can apply my finding to my next practice. I arrived for the early shift at work; after hangover I was allocated to work with the nurse who was in charge of doing the drug round....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Therapeutic Horse Riding - Liz Hartel of Denmark acquired Polio in 1943 which caused serious muscle deterioration (Scott, 17). She was a horsewoman and doctors believed she would never ride again. However, in 1951 she started working with a Norwegian physical therapist and the following year she entered the Grand Pris Dressage where she won the silver medal. She is generally credited with the origin modern therapeutic riding. Then it was until 1970 that the first therapeutic riding center opened in the United States(19). In 1987 Americans and Canadians went to Germany to study hippotherapy and fiver years later the American Hippotherapy Association was founded....   [tags: Liz Hartel, Denmark, polio, physical therapy]
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Therapeutic Induced Hypothermia - During clinical this week, the student nurse got the opportunity of an observational experience in a Specialty Care Unit. The student was directed to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) to observe a patient that was critically ill and receiving extensive treatment. The student observed a nurse caring for a patient while administering therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. The patient L.E. is a 73 year old male. The patient has no history of coronary artery disease or any problems with his heart....   [tags: Nursing Observational Experience]
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Identifying Therapeutic Goals - The behavior therapist is likely to work with a client in identifying therapeutic goals through several means. Identifying therapeutic goals is one of his top priorities because only then can he truly go to work to help his client. He has his purpose in mind: to work through a systematic process to help his client to the best of his ability. The behavior therapist has confidence that the behavioral therapeutic models have been tried and tested. He understands that his focus is on his client’s current problems, specific goals and treatment plan....   [tags: Counseling] 889 words
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Therapeutic Relationship between Nurse and Patient - According to William C and Davis C, (2004), page 3 it has been said that a nurses most essential tool is the therapeutic use of self to understand clients health needs and their knowledge and skills to facilitate the healing process. A therapeutic nurse and patient relationship is defined as a serving relationship that is based on mutual trust and respect, the nurturing of faith and hope, being sensitive to self and others, and assisting with the gratification of patients physical, emotional and spiritual needs, through nurse’s knowledge and skills....   [tags: healthcare professionals, nursing]
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Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia - Introduction Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia to Improve the Neurologic Outcome After Cardiac Arrest written by Michael Holzer, MD (2002) conducted research to determine if mild systemic hypothermia after resuscitation from cardiac arrest resulting from ventricular fibrillation improves neurologic recovery. Cardiac arrest is known to lead to brain ischemia in a short amount of time; by cooling the body the hope is to preserve the brain on a cellular level. The author cites many preliminary studies with positive results in patients treated with mild hypothermia post-arrest comparing their outcomes favorably to historical controls....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning: Dolly The Sheep - New research techniques have made it possible to engineer and explore differences in the sets of chromosomes in organisms. This has been a technological revolution during the last decade. Allowing scientists to be able to explore DNA to a new extent. During the process of this research it has come apparent that foreign DNA inserted into self-replicating genetic elements such as bacteria plasmids can replicate. This breakthrough has also shown that the plasmids that have been used can also be used to change the genetic constitution of other organisms (1)....   [tags: science, cloning]
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Antimicrobial and Other Therapeutic Properties of Spices - Spices are natural compounds derived from different parts of a plant which are commonly used as flavoring, aroma and preservatives. The essential oil content and oleoresins present in the spices have given them the flavoring and aroma. In addition, the essential oil can also act as a natural preservative in foods (Ceylan and Fung, 2004). Other than flavoring, aroma and preservatives, spices have many therapeutic properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, chemopreventive and antifungal. The antimicrobial properties of spices have led to the development of plant-origin antibiotics so as to overcome the antibiotic resistant problems....   [tags: plants, antibiotic resistants]
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The Therapeutic Theater - Ways of Knowing, Modes of Acting": The Therapeutic Theater world ratLife, as it is represented through various media, has a brainwashing effect on the spectator: he consumes a fabricated her than producing one of his own. The unconscious is constantly repressed, while the conscious is force fed images which basely appeal to the controlled linear processes of the brain. Psychiatrist C.G. Jung writes: "The source of numerous psychic disturbances and difficulties occasioned by man's progressive alienation from his instinctual foundation, i.e., by his uprootedness and identification with his conscious knowledge of himself, by his concern with consciousness at the expense of the unconscious....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and Therapeutic Relationship in Nursing - Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and Therapeutic relationship In Nursing “To develop a therapeutic relationship with health consumer requires the nurse to be self-reflective. The reflective process concludes with embracing insights from a variety of sources that serve to change practitioners’ awareness” (Taylor, 2006). To begin with, self-awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts and emotions. Self- awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment....   [tags: health care professionals]
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Therapist’s Self-Disclosure in Therapeutic Relationships - Regardless of the therapeutic approach utilised, an indispensible and communal component of most therapeutic approaches is the therapeutic relationship (Sparks, Duncan, & Miller, 2008). Norcross and Hill (2002) defined therapeutic relationship as the cooperative alliance between a therapist and the client. It is found to be influential in the success of a therapy (Lambert & Bergin, 1994). Hence, researchers began to investigate therapeutic relationship. Therapist’s self-disclosure (TSD) is one of the various factors investigated by researchers in terms of its influence on the therapeutic relationship (Audet & Everall, 2010)....   [tags: Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology]
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The Therapeutic Value of Charlie Chaplin - The Therapeutic Value of Charlie Chaplin Pat Barker's Regeneration represents a part of history for the First World War. Regeneration is an antiwar novel held together by people, places, and cultural references. Charlie Chaplin is a cultural reference used within the novel. Barker refers to Chaplin on page 60 in the novel. When the wounded and dysfunctional soldiers watch a Charlie Chaplin film at the Craiglockhart War Hospital. During the war Charlie Chaplin films were therapeutic for the soldiers, and showing one of his films helps develop the theme of therapy that occurs throughout the novel....   [tags: Biography]
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The Meaning of Counsellors’ Gender in the Overall Therapeutic Relationship - The purpose of this study is to explore both male and female professional counsellors beliefs based on their gender and if and how it influences the therapeutic relationship in regards to establishment, progress, and outcome. According to O’Neil (O’Neil, 1981a, 1981b, 1982) there are four empirically derived patterns of gender role conflict (GRC); Success, Power and Competition issues (SPC), Restrictive Emotionality (RE), Restrictive Affectionate Behavior Between Men (RABBM), and Conflict Between Work and Family Relations (CBWFR)....   [tags: therapists, gender, sex role]
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Mild Therapeutic Hypothemia in Improving Patient Outcomes - The purpose of this paper is to review and evaluate two recent studies, published within the last 5 years, conducted on mild therapeutic hypothermia induction in relation to the cardiac and vascular circulation. One article tested and evaluated the effects of mild hypothermia therapy on patients with cardiogenic shock after resuscitation from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The other study provides some insights on hypothermia therapy on cardiac index of postoperative cardiac surgical patients after iced and room-temperature injectates during hypothermic and normothermic body temperatures....   [tags: cardiac and vascular circulation therapies]
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Conflict Between Therapeutic and Forensic Roles of Psychologists - Abstract The Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, published by the American Psychological Association are the standard guidelines for all Psychologists. Forensic Psychologists are also informed by Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologist. Psychologists practicing forensic psychology can use these two documents to help clarify ethical questions. This paper will focus on role conflicts specifically in the area of Sex Offender Management and the ethical conflicts that may arise as a result and how to best handle this situation when faced with it....   [tags: Psychology]
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Is the Use of Transgeneric Organisms Essential to the Advancement of Therapeutic Medicine? - ... Statistics in the article state that this method of malaria prevention is the most successful and goes on to imply that it will be of much benefit to the malaria plagued areas of the world. It is stated that mosquitoes are one of the biggest causes of human deaths. By using this method to stop the transmission of mosquito to human, the human death count will decrease considerably. Even though this article is short, it offers a large amount of useful information that will be valuable in assessing the benefits that this type of genetic modification will have for the advancement of therapeutic medicine....   [tags: genetic modification advantages]
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Video Game Violence: Therapeutic Outlet or Perpetuating Violence? - ... According to the article contained in the Harvard Mental Health Letter, Violent Video Games and Young People, they argue against this notion of therapeutic release. They use sources and research date from both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) when talking about how detrimental video game violence is to children, especially those that start out playing video games like this at a young age. “Both the AAP and AACAP reason that children learn by observing, mimicking, and adopting behaviors—a basic principle of social learning theory” (“Violent Video Games”)....   [tags: a release, sensitization to violence]
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Pediatric Implications of Diagnostic, Interventional, and Therapeutic Radiology - Since the beginning of the propitious world, the core aspect that keeps it thriving is the propensity for people to discover innovations; however, progress of the past is, systematically, detrimental to the future. Not long after the revolutionary invention of the X-ray in the late 19th Century, an unprecedented number of medical examiners noticed (unknown to the time) radiation burns all over their body; decades later, an extraordinary surge in cancer cases had arisen. Perhaps, during the course of these years, scientists and researchers desired to further progress the x-ray (into the immense subsidiaries that are here today), and disregarded any flaws in the apparatus....   [tags: radiation, healthcare, x-ray, invention]
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Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning - Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning Cloning is defined as the “creation of an exact copy of a living matter, such as a cell or organism” according to Encarta encyclopedia. The copies produced through cloning have identical genetic makeup and are known as clones. Scientists use cloning techniques in the laboratory to create copies of cells or organisms with valuable traits. Cloning is a controversial topic because new areas of science often raise questions about safety. Early experiment performed on animals showed potential dangers....   [tags: Science Technology Genetics Essays] 1475 words
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Music Has Therapeutic Value - Music Has Therapeutic Value Attention Grabber: Stress. Anxiety. Frustration. "All the things in my life are not going as they should be. Time is not on my side. There is no time for the things I have to do every day anymore!" Thoughts, such thoughts with anger go through my mind as I am driving my children to their sports club practices after a day of school. Upon their pick up, they are in their own happy worlds with absolutely no cares or worries to worry them. They do not know of all my business, my struggles as their mother, or my daily battles....   [tags: Papers] 972 words
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Therapeutic Recreation's Role in Cardiac Rehabilitation - Introduction We live in a changing world in many ways, and one of these evolving characteristics is that humans tend to live longer now. We in Ireland can expect to live into our mid-seventies on average. This can be attributed to scientific and technological developments and our own changing attitudes. Dunning (1993) describes this using Elias' civilising process theory when he explains that society has evened out somewhat with economic growth and the growing power of the lower social strata over the past century or so....   [tags: Sports] 2887 words
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Genetic Engineering: Therapeutic vs Enhancement - Outline: Thesis : Children’s genes should be left untouched unless there is something terribly wrong, such as a sickness or disease. I. Our world has become obsessed with the idea of enhancements. A. Most common among young adults. B. Want to be perfect in every way. C. Think genetic enhancement is the answer. II. Genetic enhancements are going to revolutionize the world of tomorrow. A. Types of Genetic enhancements: 1. Change Hair Color. 2. Change Eye Color. 3. Increased Athletic ability....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Anabolic Steroids for Non-Therapeutic Use - Anabolic Steroids for non-therapeutic use Competition is in our blood. The human drive to compete-and-win—in the Ice Age hunters fighting to drag home the biggest woolly mammoth, the ancient Greek athlete aiming for a greater distance in the discus toss, and the modern weightlifter pushing for the gold medal—has been linked to steroid hormones, namely testosterone and its derivatives, circulating within us. In the latter half the last century, many looking for an added edge have turned to synthetic testosterone-like anabolic-androgenic steroids to build muscle and enhance competitive drive....   [tags: Sports Athletes Athletics Papers]
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The Importance of Effective Communication in Healthcare Settings - ... (Carter and Levetown, 2004). Cognition stages, emotion and preexisting family relationships should be taken into consideration when caring for a paediatric patient. In order to enhance therapeutic communication and successfully understand the medical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of a child, health care professionals must use strategies that will be successful in …………………………………… then integrate these needs into a care plan. The first strategy that can be implemented to enhance therapeutic communication is encouraging the child to be actively involved in the medical and decision making process through the use of play and other communicative tools....   [tags: patients, therapeutic communication] 643 words
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Emotional Intelligence and Reflective Practice in Nursing - Emotional Intelligence and reflective practice are integral components of building a therapeutic relationship in nursing Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotion. Reflective practice is exploring of one’s own experience and practices. This includes a person’s behaviour, thinking and all other related emotions. Therapeutic relationship can be defined as the care assistance and management given to clients according to the needs. According to the international council of nurses, “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings....   [tags: Therapeutic, Nurse, Patient]
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The Attributes of a Registered Nurse - There are many different attributes which are required in the role of the registered nurse. These attributes help registered nurses with different aspects of client care, from explaining a treatment to the client, to supporting the family of a client with chronic illness. The attributes are an integral aspect of creating and maintaining therapeutic relationships with clients and their family (Day, Levett-Jones & Kenny 2012). The age of the clients has an impact on the way the nurse would interact with that client, hence it effects which attributes are more important to use....   [tags: communication techniques, therapeutic interaction]
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Should Human Cloning Be Pursued? - ... Stem cells can replace worn out or damaged tissues and is an alternative to organ donation. It is less likely to result in rejection by the recipient because the tissue would be made from the recipients own genetic material. Like stated previously, therapeutic cloning does not involve the creation of a live human being. However, despite the benefits of therapeutic cloning, there are huge controversies surrounding the topic. One argument against therapeutic cloning is that creating stem cells on a large scale would require the use of vast amounts of human eggs....   [tags: reproductive and therapeutic cloning]
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