Place visualization: Conventional or unconventional practice? Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This paper explores the traditional notion that two discrete forms of medicine exist. One being bio-medically led, the other being holistic in origin. A qualitative study of place visualization in nursing is used to illustrate how health care may not always fit neatly into one of these paradigms. It is suggested that, through the use of this practice, an organically occurring therapeutic intervention emerges that includes core elements of each category. Based on the findings of this small scale inductive study, it is suggested that greater attention be afforded to areas of practice shared by both health care approaches.

publication date

  • February 2012