Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery from vision to practice speaks to nurses and midwives about the integration of complementary therapies into practice.There are currently a number of books on complementary therapies in nursing and midwifery practice, but they generally place strong emphasis on describing specific therapies.The approach in this book is to bring to life for the reader the realities of attempting to integrate complementary therapies into practice.The book consists of three sections, which together cover issues of current interest, selected therapies, and examples of how complementary therapies were introduced into four different workplace settings. Consequently, there is a strong focus on areas that deal with professional, political and workplace concerns such as education, policy, research, and successful strategies for the introduction of complementary therapies. For the practitioner starting out, this book will provide the information needed to argue their case clearly and constructively; up to date references on research and significant articles; inspirational stories by nurses and midwives who have successfully pioneered the integration of complementary therapies; the strategies they used; ideas for beginners in research; useful tips for developing policy; clarification of legal concerns, and much more. Complementary therapies in nursing and midwifery from vision to practice will provide nurses and midwives interested in complementary care with essential background and current information concerning this exciting new area of interest.The book is divided into three sections. Section One covers the historical, political and professional issues relating to complementary therapies. Section Two discusses selected complementary therapies and Section Three gives examples of successful integration of complementary therapies in four practice settings.