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Essential Oils in Healthcare

Title: Essential Oils in Healthcare.
Name(s): Ely, Macy, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Research Report
Date Issued: 2019-04-04
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Purpose: This study examined the benefits, risk, and usage of essential oils in self and primary care as well as provide an educational tool kit to use as self-care and for providers to use in practice. Methods: A convenience sampling method was utilized for collecting data. Fifty-six students and faculty who are registered nurses or an advanced registered nurse practitioner at the College of Nursing participated in the study. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze data for examination of the study aims. Results: The majority of nurses surveyed use essential oils for self-care (80%), and of those who do are 90.9% are at least moderately comfortable using essential oils. Only 3 participants (5.6%) report using essential oils in primary care. The major knowledge deficits reported were not having a toolkit to use as guidelines for what essential oils can be used for common conditions (34.6%), evidence-based research and what the research shows (23.6%), and adverse reactions of essential oils (14.5%). Conclusion: Both findings from the literature and survey demonstrated the need for nurses to enhance their knowledge about essential oils for self and primary care. Nurses often partake in using essentials oils and have a very high comfort level while using essential oils. It is time for nurses to take the next step and get additional information, such as a toolkit, so they can help others experience the benefits of essential oils.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1554418983_57325a25 (IID)
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