The effect on staff of essential oil burners in extended care settings

Tysoe P
International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2000


ABSTRACT:

Because hospital wards may be associated with smells, such as chemicals, food, and people and their produce, essential oils in burners were considered a way of improving the ward atmosphere forstaff. A study was conducted in three parts. A questionnaire covering a period of 1 month; lavender oil in burners for a 3-month period; and a second questionnaire. A significant number of respondents (88%) indicated in the first questionnaire their belief that the use of essential oil would have a positive effect on the workplace. Eighty-five per cent of respondents to the second questionnaire believed that there had been an improvement in the work environment following the use of the lavender oil burners.

CITATION:

Tysoe P. The effect of staff of essential oil burners in extended care settings. Int J Nurs Pract. 2000;6(2):110-112.


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