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Luz Marina Alonso Palacio ; Elizabeth Fajardo ;Salud Uninorte 2012, 28 1

Autor: Helda Pinzón-Pérez

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Salud Uninorte ISSN: 0120-5552 saluduninorte@uninorte.edu.co Universidad del Norte Colombia Pinzón-Pérez, Helda; Alonso Palacio, Luz Marina; Fajardo, Elizabeth Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A new professional arena for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Health Educators Salud Uninorte, vol.
28, núm.
1, enero-junio, 2012, pp.
162-170 Universidad del Norte Barranquilla, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=81724108014 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative artículo de reflexión - reflexion article Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A new professional arena for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Health Educators Medicina complementaria y alternativa: Un nuevo terreno profesional para especialistas en Enfermería clínica y Educadores en Salud Helda Pinzón-Pérez1, Luz Marina Alonso Palacio2, Elizabeth Fajardo3 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a growing field for health professionals in the United States and Latin America.
Since the creation of the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, new modalities of care have gained acceptance and recognition among health providers.
Among health providers are nursing personnel and health educators.
In the United States, the difference in the role between health educators and nursing personnel is clear.
In Latin America such difference is less clear since in many countries the profession of “Health Educator” does not exist and the functions of this professional are taken by nursing personnel.
This article discusses the potential role of complementary and alternative medicine for both professions.
The American Holistic Nurses Association and professional associations for the certifi...





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