Florida SouthWestern College Alternative or Complimentary Medication Research
Alternative or Complementary Medication Scholarly Paper (200 points)
Select any alternative or complementary medication (NOT THERAPY) that could be used for diabetes, hypertension, benign prostatic hyperplasia, hyperlipidemia, insomnia, anxiety/depression, and discuss key factors including but not limited to, patient safety, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice.
Do not write on cupping, acupuncture, yoga, homeopathy, chiropractor, meditation, etc. The topic of your paper should be oral medication.
Discuss the origins (historical uses, impact on culture, etc.), current uses, safety in at-risk populations (children, older adults, genetic predisposition, immunocompromised individuals, etc.), and other pertinent information.
Provide pertinent patient safety information related to your selected topic. Remember to address drug-drug and drug-food interactions as well as dosing considerations.
Discuss how caring for patients engaging in alternative or complementary therapy may or may not affect your nursing practice which includes the patient’s cultural preferences and beliefs. What educational information would you provide to your patient?