Current status of Complementary Therapies in Spain in nursing degree

Ana Belén Fernández-Cervilla, Ana Isabel Piris-Dorado, Maria Esperança Cabrer-Vives, Ana Barquero-González
2013 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
OBJECTIVE: Describe the current situation of complementary therapies in nursing education in schools and nursing schools in Spain. METHOD: Descriptive study. Study population all faculties andschools ascribed to Spain. Data collection through observation sheet. Analysis units Curricula. Variables (credits, course type, location, type of therapy). Descriptive analysis of relative and absolute data using Excel spreadsheet. RESULTS: Most of the faculties and schoolsofnursingscrutinized the subject
more » ... tinized the subject of Complementary Therapies has disappeared and those that aparace is an optional subject. CONCLUSION: Complementary Therapies training in Spain is deficient because it is not collected as a core subject and / or obligatory. The absence of Complementary Therapies in the curriculum, questions such as their value in training, conceptualization which teachers, the impact on quality of care, training of teachers responsible for teaching the subject, as well as the number of credits and the course being in the degree of Grado.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692013000300005 pmid:23918012 fatcat:s5o3xw5xczhehjimkr3wpkmccm