P1003 Using Essential Oils in Hospice & Palliative Care
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Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants, and has been shown to ease discomfort and improve well-being for patients and their loved ones. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care has published a number of studies regarding the use of aromatherapy; using essential oils with hospice patients is shown to decrease pain, anxiety, and depression, as well as promote an increased sense of well-being. Everyone will enjoy the benefits - the patient, staff, support workers and visitors alike.
Many hospices, palliative care centers, holistic nurses, massage therapists and other healthcare providers are now using complementary therapies for comfort care, but do not have a consistent educational tool to provide patient and family education. Drawing on our thirty years of experience in natural health and aromatherapy, and are excited to bring this handy pocket guide to your practice or organization. Designed to use with oils you may purchase independently, or in conjunction with Wings of Change specially blended Hospice Comfort oils, this up to date, inviting and informative pocket guide can be left with the family to provide comfort care on their own, through massage, diffuser, or other means. Our recommendations for oil usage and blends are milder than many on the market, as hospice patients are so often sensitive to smell, making this a one-of-a-kind hospice and palliative care specific resource.
Nurses, massage therapists, psychotherapists, social workers, chaplains and other professionals are using this pocket guide for staff as well as patients, families and clients. We believe good care comes in all forms, and that a knowledgeable and empowered patient, family or staff member is helped by having many options about what to do for someone receiving palliative care. Using essential oils as a means complementary care for the hospice patient is a cost- effective way to provide tangible emotional support to patients and families who may want to explore complementary medicine.