Holistic Nursing Resources - page 2
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Mar 22, '07Occupation: RN PACU, Private Practice in Massage Therapy & Healing Touch Specialty: Cardiac/Vascular & Healing Touch ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 590; Likes: 29thanks sue for the post. will try to locate this for personal use & share with the networkers for AHNA we are starting here in AL. appreciate a PM from you teeling me of your experiences as a HNC & your field of expertise. :hatparty:
Mar 22, '07Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 12,037; Likes: 6,470The EarthRose Institute (ERI), a 501c3 organization, was founded in response to the growing need for disseminating information, providing education, and research collaboration on the environmental links to women's and children's health. Preventing exposures to toxic compounds in the home, workplace, food chain, and community are primary goals of ERI.
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Mar 10, '08Occupation: RN- research at a level 1 Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in ICU, Telemetry, neuro,research ; Joined: Mar '08; Posts: 151; Likes: 161i do not believe that you can treat the body alone. the mind has a powerful influence over the healing state of our patients. i am half latin and in a very multicultural ethnic enviornment and you are faced with patients' beliefs about the effects of the spirits on healing, herbs for sleep, herbs for pain, "the evil eye", the phases of the moon-that i learned from a micousukee patient, and the list goes on. it can go as far as santoria or as mild as not washing your hair and going out in the cold or even putting bare feet on the floor. tilo for the nerves, st.johns' wort for depression, chamomille to sleep, valeria root for a cold. all the way down to chicken soup. there is not a one of us that does not have a belief ourselves or within our immediate family concerning our health and something of the mind or the spirit. we may disregard the practice as being cultural expression but many patients internalize those beliefs and they are strongly held to the point of physical manifestation, (symptoms).that is where nurses come in. we heal the mind as well as the body. my doctors may have sewn me up, and i have many scars representing their handiwork, but my nurses put my heart back together.
Apr 16, '09Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 146; Likes: 50Are there any schools that are better than others , I am really intersted in this type of nursing but don't want to attend any program that maybe producing QUACKS, if you know what I need..
Apr 16, '09Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 146; Likes: 50Quote from holistic SueI whole heartedly agree with you? Where did you get certified..Would love more infoAs a Certified Holistic Nurse, I believe that Holistic Nurses are the leaders creating and returning to a more caring healing model of healthcare as the paradigm shifts and integrative medicine becomes a demand by the public.
Nursing as a healing art are the root of Nursing practice.
As a Holistic Nurse educator, I have seen the changes within nurses themselves when they study healing modalities and integrate them into their personal self care and then into the workplace. And the renewed meaning and purpose in our work whem we embrace this direction
It is a transformational journey.