Clinical Reflexology: A Guide for Health Professionals

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Peter A. Mackereth, Denise Tiran
Churchill Livingstone, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 200 pages
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This introductory resource focuses on the integration of reflexology into a variety of specialist clinical settings. It covers theory and practice, exploring the nature, status, and potential of reflexology within contemporary health care.

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Peter is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies (CTs) at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester and University Reader in Integrated Health at the University of Derby (Buxton Campus). He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with MS. In 2003 the Complementary Therapy team at the Christie received the prestigious Prince of Wales's Good Practice Award. In 2004 the team won the Dept of Health's Manchester and Regional Innovations Awards in Long-term Care. In 2005 Peter was given the National Public Servant Award hosted by the Guardian Newspaper. The team is currently working on a number of research and audit projects exploring outcomes for acupuncture, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, creative imagery/relaxation and reflexology. Peter has published widely and speaks regularly at conferences and study days.

Denise Tiran is a qualified midwife and runs her own private clinic for expectant mothers. She is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, has written widely in the national press, and is a published author.

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