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Statement of Accountability for Utilization of Integrative Therapies in Nursing Practice

Read the board's Statement of Accountability for Utilization of Integrative Therapies in Nursing Practice

Excerpt:

The Minnesota Board of Nursing acknowledges the prevalence of alternative and complementary care offered in traditional healthcare settings and the number of nurses seeking to incorporate complementary care into their nursing practice.  Complementary and alternative practices and integrative therapies may address health needs by promoting comfort, healing and well-being, and may be adjunctive or primary interventions in nursing care.  The Board believes the utilization of integrative therapies and alternative health care practices within the practice of nursing should be consistent with the consumer expectation for public safety, without undue regulation or restriction on the integrative therapies desired by consumers.

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