An Overview of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
The purpose of this course is to assist nurses in understanding the various facets of Alternative Medicine and what we usually term traditional Western Medicine and how they relate to healing patients.

Course Publication Date: December 11, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:OAC120718
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Oncologic Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the differences between Allopathic (traditional Western) and Alternative (Holistic) Medicine.
  • To know the variances between Alternative, Complementary and Integrative Medicine.
  • To be aware of the scope of Alternative Medicine in Western society today.
  • To recognize the various classifications within Alternative Medicine.
  • To develop a better awareness of the indications for using Alternative Medical treatments as a complementary addition to Allopathic Treatment.
  • To understand how Alternative treatments are evaluated for effectiveness and safety.
  • To be aware of contraindications to Alternative Medical treatment in certain conditions.


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