What is the Joint Commission, and Why Is It Important for Nurses?
Not only can patients benefit from aromatherapy, but nurses can too.
A variety of studies have been done on the potential benefits of aromatherapy, which generally conclude that it effectively is able to reduce stress and anxiety.
What is aromatherapy?
Essential oils come from various parts of plants and are required to meet specific criteria to earn the label of “therapeutic-grade.”
Aromatherapy in the clinical setting
Can aromatherapy positively affect nurses?
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Sung, S. N., & Eun, Y. (2007). The Effect of Aromatherapy on Stress of Nurses Working in Operating Room. Journal of Korean Medicine of Adult Nursing, 19. Retrieved from https://www.koreamed.org/article/0094JKAAN/2007.19.1.1
Mi-Yeon Cho, Eun Sil Min, Myung-Haeng Hur, and Myeong Soo Lee, “Effects of Aromatherapy on the Anxiety, Vital Signs, and Sleep Quality of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients in Intensive Care Units,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 381381, 6 pages, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/381381.