Joswiak D, Kinney ME, Johnson JR, Kolste AK, Griffin KH, Rivard RL, Dusek JA
The Journal of nursing administration, 2016
Healthcare systems are increasingly looking to integrate aromatherapy (essential oils) as a safe, low-cost, and nonpharmacologic option for patient care to reduce pain, nausea, and anxiety and to improve sleep. This article describes the development and implementation of a healthcare system-wide program of nurse-delivered essential oil therapeutic interventions to inpatients throughout an acute care setting. In addition, we provide lessons learned for nursing administrators interested in developing similar nurse-delivered aromatherapy programs.
Joswiak D, Kinney ME, Johnson JR, et al. Development of a Health System-Based Nurse-Delivered Aromatherapy Program. J Nurs Adm. 2016;46(4):221-5.