Evidence-Based Yoga Interventions for Patients With Cancer
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: Introducing patients with cancer to the practice of yoga can be beneficial for coping with the side effects of treatment and the psychological aspects of cancer that are often difficult and distressing for patients. Oncology nurses can learn to use simple yoga techniques for themselves and as interventions with their patients. OBJECTIVES: This article provides details about the development and implementation of a yoga class for patients with cancer and provides details about other ways nurses can integrate yoga into oncology nursing and cancer care. METHODS: Current research literature was reviewed and synthesized to provide support for the use of yoga as an evidence-based nursing intervention. A detailed approach for implementing yoga into professional practice was delineated. FINDINGS: Yoga techniques can be easily integrated into nursing practice and have been shown to be beneficial for patients and nurses.

Author(s): 
Sisk, Angela
Fonteyn, Marsha
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Journal Abbreviation: 
Clin J Oncol Nurs
Publication Date: 
2016-04
Publication Year: 
2016
Pages: 
181-186
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1538-067X
DOI: 
10.1188/16.CJON.181-186
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26991712

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Angela Sisk and Marsha Fonteyn. 2016-04. "Evidence-Based Yoga Interventions for Patients With Cancer." Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 20: 2: 181-186. 10.1188/16.CJON.181-186.

Wikipedia Citation

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