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aromatherapy, nursing theory



  1. Smith, Marlaine C. PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
  2. Kyle, Laraine MS, RN, CMT, CAT


The purpose of this article is to describe a theoretical framework for the integration of aromatherapy in the practice in nursing. Five propositions derived from 3 theories comprising the framework are presented, and suggestions for the integration of aromatherapy in nursing practice and education are described.