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- by VickyRN Jan 5, '07free articles from holistic nursing practice:
personal and professional impact of a course on contemplative practices in health and illness
the effect of music on pain and acute confusion in older adults undergoing hip and knee surgery
what can we learn about diet and physical activity from master athletes?
psychological and physical etiologies of heart palpitations
the healing effects of crying
expanding the dialogue on prayer relevant to holistic care
understanding chronic pain and the mind-body connection
and many others... please see: nursingcenter - professional development - ce collection - ce list
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- the american holistic nurses association
"the definitive voice of holistic nursing since 1981"
the american holistic nurses association-the heart of nursing, the science of holism
- holistic nursing programs at new york college
holistic nursing programs at new york college teach registered nurses how they can educate, treat, and guide their patients so each patient can attain optimum health and well-being.
holistic nurses are the bridge that joins conventional and holistic medicine. with their training in western health care and their caring, hands-on interactions with patients, nurses are ideally suited for careers as holistic practitioners.
many nurses go into health care out of a desire to help people get better and minimize suffering. nurses care for patients in every sense of the word. along with nursing care, they attend to the human needs of emotional and spiritual support, which are just as critical to recovery as medical care. yet in conventional settings, nurses have limited time and autonomy to attend to these vital needs.
for the holistic nursing practitioner, the human element is where health care begins. holistic nurses educate, treat, and guide each patient to attain optimum health, relying on the knowledge gained from both their western training and the principles and practices of holistic nursing theory. by virtue of their western training, holistic nurses are uniquely qualified to understand the tests and procedures patients have undergone and to recommend noninvasive alternatives. students who complete our holistic nursing programs have a rare opportunity to expand the traditional nurse's role in the health care delivery system. as autonomous health care professionals, holistic nurses are an essential part of a health care team.
new york college of health professions:* academics:* holistic nursing programs
- holistic nursing: the goal is the whole person
it probably has happened to anyone who's ever worked as a staff nurse. you're changing the dressing on one patient, but you're also thinking about another patient's iv anti-biotic that is due to run out any minute and a blood glucose that has to be rechecked in 15.
over the past few years, a small, but steadily growing, number of rns are learning more about holistic nursing and how it can help them be truly present for their patients in body, mind and spirit -- even when time is limited.
this trend, coupled with consumers' escalating interest in alternative, or complementary, therapies, is likely to impact nursing by increasing future opportunities and enhancing current professional practice, according to nurse experts.
- journal of holistic nursing
a few free articles at the site:
the landmark article: attributes of spiritual care in nursing practice
other free articles: journal of holistic nursing -- table of contents (march 1 2005, 23 )
- the australian journal of holistic nursing
the australian journal of holistic nursing is a twice yearly international journal combining refereed and occasional papers with news items, discussion and debate. the journal documents the the dynamic and diverse trends emerging in contemporary holistic practice.
the journal includes articles on the practice of natural therapies and holistic nursing both in australia and overseas, with a blend of theoretical and practice-based issues. while nursing issues are prominent in the journal, contributions are sought from all holistic practitioners spanning a wide range of disciplines.
unfortunately, the october, 2005, issue was the last issue. still can access the archives, however.
selected excerpts: ajohnhomepage
- american holistic medical association
the ahma was founded in 1978 to unite licensed physicians who practice holistic medicine. ahma membership is open to licensed medical doctors (mds) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (dos) from every specialty, and the medical students studying for those degrees. associate membership is also open to those health care practitioners certified, registered, or licensed in the state in which they practice.
the mission of the ahma is to support practitioners in their evolving personal and professional development as healers and to educate physicians about holistic medicine.