Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice

by Barbara Montgomery Dossey, Lynn Keegan, Cathie E. Guzzetta, Leslie G. Kolkmeier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871897768

ISBN-13: 9780871897763

Pub. Date: 06/01/1988

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871897763
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
06/01/1988
Pages:
448

Table of Contents

Visions of Healing
Reviewers
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Unit IFoundations for Healing and Holism1
Vision of Healing - Exploration of Life's Meaning3
Ch. 1Holistic Nursing Practice5
Vision of Healing - The Transpersonal Self37
Ch. 2Dynamics of Healing and the Transpersonal Self39
Vision of Healing - Toward the Inward Journey59
Ch. 3Nurse As Healer61
Unit IITheory and Practice of Holistic Nursing83
Vision of Healing - The Evolving Dance of Life85
Ch. 4The Psychophysiology of Bodymind Healing87
Vision of Healing - Reawakening of the Spirit in Daily Life113
Ch. 5Exploring the Process of Change115
Vision of Healing - Ethics in Our Changing World135
Ch. 6Holistic Ethics137
Vision of Healing - Human Care153
Ch. 7Holistic Approach to the Nursing Process155
Vision of Healing - Questioning the Rules of Science195
Ch. 8Nursing Research and Its Holistic Applications197
Unit IIIMaximizing Human Potential215
Vision of Healing - Actualization of Human Potentials217
Ch. 9Self-Assessments: Facilitating Healing in Self and Others219
Vision of Healing - Changing Outcomes239
Ch. 10Cognitive Therapy241
Vision of Healing - Nourishing the Bodymind255
Ch. 11Nutrition, Exercise, and Movement257
Vision of Healing - Building a Healthy Environment289
Ch. 12Environment: Protecting Our Personal and Planetary Home291
Vision of Healing - Releasing the Energy of the Playful Child313
Ch. 13Play and Laughter: Moving toward Harmony315
Vision of Healing - Healthy Disclosure333
Ch. 14Self-Reflection: Consulting the Truth Within335
Vision of Healing - Accepting Ourselves and Others365
Ch. 15Relationships: Learning the Patterns and Processes367
Vision of Healing - Recovering and Maintaining the Self401
Ch. 16Sexual Abuse: Healing the Wounds403
Vision of Healing - Releasing Attachment427
Ch. 17Peaceful Deathing and Death429
Unit IVLifestyle Alteration455
Vision of Healing - Nourishing Wisdom457
Ch. 18Weight Management: Eating More, Weighing Less459
Vision of Healing - Acknowledging Fear483
Ch. 19Smoking Cessation: Breathing Free485
Vision of Healing - Changing One's World View511
Ch. 20Overcoming Addictions: Recovering through Life513
Unit VHolistic Nursing Interventions535
Vision of Healing - Using Our Healing Hands537
Ch. 21Touch: Connecting with the Healing Power539
Vision of Healing - Creating Receptive Quiet571
Ch. 22Relaxation: Opening the Door to Change573
Vision of Healing - Modeling a Wellness Life Style607
Ch. 23Imagery: Awakening the Inner Healer609
Vision of Healing - Composing the Harmony667
Ch. 24Music Therapy: Hearing the Melody of the Soul669
Index699

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