Teaching culturally appropriate therapeutic touch to nursing students in the sultanate of oman: Reflections on observations and experiences with muslim patients

Joshua Kanaabi Muliira, Rhoda Suubi Muliira

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Therapeutic touch (TT) is a valid nursing intervention but some patients feel uncomfortable with it because of personal beliefs. This commentary presents observations and experiences of the use of TT during care of Muslim patients in the Sultanate of Oman. There is need to teach nursing students deliberate steps when considering its use in Muslim patients because they increase acceptability and implementation in a culturally sensitive manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalHolistic Nursing Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013



  • Muslim patients
  • nursing care
  • reflection
  • religion
  • TT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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