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Therapeutic touch
Scheiber, Béla.
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Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books , 2000.
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360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Table of Contents

Ray HymanBela Scheiber and Carla SelbyJack StahlmanTherese C. MeehanVern L Bullough and Bonnie BulloughDonal P. O'MathunaMichael StanwickRobert GlickmanWilliam EvansBela ScheiberDale BeyersteinPhilip E. Clark and Mary Jo ClarkSteven Pryjmachuk and Stephen James ColganCarla Selby and Bela ScheiberJoan G. Turner and Ann J. Clark and Dorothy K. Gauthier and Monica WilliamsAndrea Gordon and Joel H. Merenstein and Frank D'Amico and David HudgensRebecca Long and Paul Bernhardt and William EvansRobert Glickman and Ed J. GracelyDale BeyersteinMahlon W. WagnerCarla Selby and Bela ScheiberBela Scheiber and Carla SelbyBela ScheiberDaniel P. WirthVictor J. Stenger
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 17
Section 1 The Social Science of Therapeutic Touch
1. A Brief History of Therapeutic Touchp. 21
2. Therapeutic Touch as a Nursing Interventionp. 52
3. Should Nurses Practice Therapeutic Touch? Should Nursing Schools Teach Therapeutic Touch?p. 70
4. Ethical Issues Concerning Therapeutic Touchp. 77
5. The Distortion of Martha Rogers's Theory by Therapeutic Touch Practitionersp. 95
6. Touch of Mysticismp. 103
7. Therapeutic Touch in Mass Media, Specialized Media, and on the Internetp. 110
8. Skeptics Confront Therapeutic Touch: A Case Studyp. 127
9. Getting In Touch With TT Experimentersp. 143
10. Therapeutic Touch: Is There a Scientific Basis for the Practice?p. 154
11. The International TT Picturep. 165
Section 2 The Physical Science of Therapeutic Touch
12. A Delineation of Facts about One Study of TTp. 179
13. The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Pain and Anxiety in Burn Patientsp. 183
14. The Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Kneep. 205
15. Perception of Conventional Sensory Cues as an Alternative to the Postulated "Human Energy Field" of Therapeutic Touchp. 219
16. Therapeutic Touch: Investigation of a Practitionerp. 234
17. Replication of TT Research: A Case Studyp. 245
18. Recent Research on Therapeutic Touchp. 262
19. Science or Pseudoscience? Pentagon Funds Alternative Health Studyp. 275
20. UAB Final Report of Therapeutic Touch--An Appraisalp. 281
21. Therapeutic Touch: Evaluating the "Growing Body of Evidence" Claimp. 285
22. Complementary Healing Intervention and Dermal Wound Reepithelialization: An Overviewp. 292
23. The Pseudophysics of Therapeutic Touchp. 302
Section 3 Appendices
Appendix 1 Memorandum from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciencesp. 315
Appendix 2 Tri-Service Nursing Research Grant Final Reportp. 319
Appendix 3 Report of the Chancellor's Committee on Therapeutic Touch (Claman Report)p. 323
Appendix 4 Recommendations from a [Colorado] State Board of Nursing Subcommitteep. 334
Appendix 5 Chronology of Therapeutic Touchp. 336
Appendix 6 TT Flyer Promoting a Class for Creditp. 339
Appendix 7 Minutes of the CBN Subcommittee on TTp. 340
Appendix 8 Letter from CBN (February 10, 1993)p. 341
Appendix 9 Letter from HEWI to CBN (May 7, 1993)p. 342
Appendix 10 Notice from CBN Regarding the Discontinuation of CEU Requirements (February 1994)p. 343
Appendix 11 University of Colorado's Academic Relevance Committee Report (November 17, 1993)p. 344
Appendix 12 Nursing School's Response to the Claman Report on TT (August 2, 1994)p. 351
Appendix 13 RMS's Letter to UCHSC's Chancellor Fulginiti (September 18, 1994)p. 353
Appendix 14 Letter from the Chair of CU's Regents to RMS (April 24, 1995)p. 356
Contributorsp. 357