Holistic Nursingby Barbara Montgomery Dossey
Therapeutic touch. Massage. Relaxation. Guided imagery. Music. Today a growing number of nurses are using the best of the ancient healing arts to complement traditional medical techniques - with exciting results! You, too, can bring these powerful yet safe techniques into your work with patients with the new edition of the classic Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for… See more details below
Therapeutic touch. Massage. Relaxation. Guided imagery. Music. Today a growing number of nurses are using the best of the ancient healing arts to complement traditional medical techniques - with exciting results! You, too, can bring these powerful yet safe techniques into your work with patients with the new edition of the classic Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. This dynamic new guide shows you how to develop your innate capacities as a healer...and employ a full range of holistic modalities for healing the whole patient. Today, the demand for alternative therapies is great. With the help of this inspiring handbook, you can bridge the gap between these therapies and traditional medicine - with an approach that integrates caring and healing into nursing practice. This timely guidance will help nurses assume a leading role in shaping the future of health care...and return nursing to its roots as a true healing profession.
Description: This seventh edition of a comprehensive resource for holistic nursing practice has been updated and expanded with timely and relevant information to include evolving knowledge and praxis that is advancing the field. The previous edition was published in 2013.
Purpose: This book continues to provide the discipline with a clear articulation of holistic nursing as an art and a science, as a lifelong personal journey, and as integral to transforming healthcare. The authors emphasize the integration of theoretical concepts into clinical practice, nursing education and research, and personal development. The ebook version and supplements add valuable learning tools that promote engagement with the concepts and their application through a variety of learning activities.
Audience: The authors state that the book is intended for all nurses: students, clinicians, educators, and researchers from basic to advanced. The book suitable for all levels and can be revisited as nurses evolve in their understanding and practice of holism. The contributing authors and editors are renowned experts in the field, many with advanced certification in holistic nursing.
Features: This edition includes seven new chapters: creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice. The book is organized according to the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Five Core Values of holistic nursing and is clearly aligned with its mission and vision and with the American Nurses Association (ANA) Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Each chapter includes clear objectives, a definition of terms, ideas for future research, and questions for reflection. Case studies promote critical thinking about the concepts such as using the holistic caring process to promote dying peacefully. The new chapter on holistic nursing education provides rich exemplars of integration of holistic nursing that both undergraduate and graduate educators will find useful.
Assessment: This edition, with its updated and expanded content, ideal blending of theory and praxis, emphasis on self-development, and new interactive web resources, offers readers a state-of-the-art resource on holistic nursing that builds on the excellence of previous editions. Its significance has been recognized by AHNA with its new Seal of Distinction award.
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