What is it about?

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students spend a two week intensive in China studying traditional Chinese medicine from expert professors. Students discuss what they learned about complementary and alternative practices employed in TCM, the Chinese culture and philosophies, what impacted them from their experience and how it will influence them to become more holistic nursing practitioners.

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Why is it important?

In the U.S., CAM is used by about 38% of adults and 12% of children. Nurses need to be informed about the various modalities in use by patients and their families. In the US today, the general population regularly uses several of the Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies.


Traditional Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to health and well-being. Understanding TCM can assist nurses with holistic approaches currently in use, as well as provide nurses and nurse practitioners with alternative approaches for symptom and lifestyle management.

Dr Shelley F Conroy
Baylor University

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This page is a summary of: The Impact of a Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Journal of Holistic Nursing, July 2016, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0898010115602995.
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