Cough. How much time have you spent reading nursing journals on the subject? How much time attending lectures? Talking to medical professionals? Reading textbooks on the subject? Oh, that's right. None. I am stating quite clearly that contradicting patient's desires for CAMs and even the act of trying to talk them out of it has a detrimental and recordable affect on the outcome of the patient. How much clearer do I have to state it? The prevention of use and/or attempt to "educate" a patient out of a CAM is contraindicated because of the negative effect on the patient. Further, the therapeutic effect is not, actually, a placebo effect. Placebo effect is defined as the act of thinking that something (say CAM or a sugar pill) will have a specific outcome will actually bring about that outcome. The therapeutic benefit of CAMs often lies in the reduction of stress (and the subsequent positive outcomes of a reduction in cortisol) as well as an increased sensitivity to pain medication (fewer meds to produce the same result). Which isn't at all the placebo effect. Basically, you can prattle on as much as you like but fortunately nursing in the US is based on evidence based outcomes, which means that we actually follow the scientific method. The prevention of the use of CAMs leads to recorded lengthening of hospital stays, the increased need for pain medication (and all the possible side effects that goes along with them), and slower healing.