The nurses of Mallorca are committed to incorporating natural therapies into their care
Next Friday 15th November, the Natural Therapies Commission of the Official College of Nursing of the Balearic Islands (COIBA) will hold the first Conference on Natural Therapies Applied to Nursing Care, an event in which the nursing colleges of Barcelona and Zaragoza will also participate.
Between 9:00 and 19:00 hours, in the Son Bono house in Palma (La Bonanova), a programme will be developed in which aspects related to the situation of these therapies in Spain and their application in clinical practice will be discussed.
The objective of the conference, as explained by COIBA, is to disseminate the importance of natural therapies as a complement to nursing care, raising awareness, among other issues, of the regulated training provided in the various autonomous regions, questions relating to their regulation and the difficulties presented by the application of this care, as well as the DAC Accreditation System.
The programme will begin with a first round table discussion on natural therapies in clinical practice by Javier Mata Estévez (clinical head of the Anaesthesiology-Resuscitation and Pain Therapy Service at Son Llàtzer Hospital), Lourdes Alcalá Aranda, (member of the Natural Therapies Committee of COIBA) and Tomás Fernández Fortún (nurse director of the Natural Nursing Department of the Official Nursing Association of Zaragoza). The debate will be moderated by the Mental Health nurse, Luna Serna Montero.
Then, the second round table will take place under the title ‘Training and accreditation’ moderated by Marina Salas Moreno, coordinator of the Natural Therapies Commission of COIBA. The speakers are Pablo Saz Peiro (doctor and director of the journal Medicina Naturista); Núria Cuxart i Ainaud (nurse and director of Programs of the Col-legi d’Infermeres i Infermers de Barcelona) and Tomás Fortún, nurse and president of the Association of Naturist Nurses of Zaragoza.
In the afternoon, several nurses who perform daily techniques such as Mindfullness, Ito Thermie, Foot Reflexology and Synergetic, will teach attendees the benefits of these natural therapies through various workshops.