Ound, Spirituality and Healing for the Family Experiencing Terminal Cancer: a Case Study of the Application of Mantras
Submitted By giuseppe
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
FACULTY OF NURSING
SPRING SESSION 2008
ASSIGNMENT # 3
title: sound, spirituality and Healing for the family experiencing terminal cancer: a case study of the application of mantras
Submitted by: Rosato, Mr. Giuseppe
Date of Submission: July 18th, 2008
Submitted to: Dr. Carole-Lynne Le Navenec
sound, spirituality and Healing for the family experiencing terminal cancer: a case study of the application of mantras
Given the growing interest in North America for CAM, complementary and/or alternative medicine (diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine) and holistic healthcare, health care professionals within the regulation imposed by their professional organization, have the ability to expand the realm of conventional medicine (medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. [medical doctor] or D.O. [doctor of osteopathy] degrees and by their allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses) to a holistic healthcare system by integrating CAM modalities such as acupressure, guided imagery, humor, massage, meditation, therapeutic touch/healing touch, prayer and arts in general into their profession.
This paper explores a CAM and holistic treatment/healing modality, Mantra Therapy, that conforms to three types of CAM as defined by the United States government agency NCCAM (The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine), namely Mind-Body Medicine, Energy Medicine and Whole Medical Systems. For Mantra Therapy to be proven safe and effective and become adopted into the conventional health care system key questions need to be answered, such as whether this therapy is safe and whether it works for the diseases or medical conditions...