Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, May 20, 2013 - Medical - 407 pages
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Published in partnership with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing, Second Edition is an excellent resource for nurses preparing to become certified in holistic nursing. The first study guide of its kind, it features more than 380 questions and a Foreword written by Barbara Montgomery Dossey. In addition, it covers all major holistic nursing areas with the most current AHNA/ANA Holistic Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice.

Topics include principles of holistic nursing leadership, educational strategies for teaching students about the relationship between quality improvement and patient-centered care, holistic research, evidence-based holistic nursing practice, appropriate theory to guide holistic nursing practice, and information about common herbs and supplements. With both basic and advanced questions and answers in each chapter, Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing, Second Edition gives nurses the opportunity to test their knowledge while gaining valuable test taking experience.

New chapters include:
* Nursing: Integral, Integrative and Holistic: Local to Global
* Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
* Holistic Leadership
* Nurse Coaching
* Facilitating Change: Motivational Interviewing and Appreciative Inquiry
* Evidence-Based Practice
* Teaching Future Holistic Nurses: Integration of Holistic and Quality Safety Education (QSEN) Concepts

For nurses who want a detailed study guide to holistic nursing, it is a natural companion to Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Sixth Edition by Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Lynn Keegan.

Included with each new print book is an online Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic online assessment tool designed to help nurses prepare for certification examinations.
* Randomized questions from the book create new exams on each attempt
* Monitors results on practice examinations with score and time tracking
* Reporting tools evaluate progress and results

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About the author (2013)

Mary Helming PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC is a family nurse practitioner, Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and an advanced holistic nurse . Her research interests include spirituality in nursing, near death experience, prayer and healing, and educating nurse practitioner students about holism and integrative healthcare. Dr. Helming has over 30 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner in family practice, internal medicine, and occupational health. She has published several articles, several book chapters and she reviews for three journals. Dr. Helming served as a Co-Associate Editor for Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice and has presented at AHNA conferences and nurse practitioner conferences. She is very grateful for the incredible friendship and guidance of Drs. Barbie Dossey and Lynn Keegan, and the work of her current co-editors.

Cynthia Barrere PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC is known for her expertise in research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement. She holds two national organization leadership positions in which her consultation provides guidance to nurses seeking to conduct studies and practice based on the evidence. Her research examines ways to blend traditional nursing interventions (for patients with stroke and heart failure) with holistic concepts (such as communication, presence, spirituality, and quality of life) to provide nurses with creative yet practical care interventions that improve patient outcomes. Dr. Barrere has published numerous articles, has invited chapters in two nursing textbooks, is a Co-Associate Editor of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 6th edition, is a reviewer for several refereed nursing journals, and has given numerous presentations to nursing and healthcare audiences locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has truly enjoyed this journey of writing, collaboration, and friendship throughout the creation of the Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing, Second Edition.

Coordinator RN to BSN Program and Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, School of Nursing, Newark, Delaware

Deborah Shields, RN, PhD, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, a staff nurse in PACU at Doctors Hospital OhioHealth in Columbus, and a has a private practice as a Qualified Therapeutic Touch teacher, practitioner and mentor. With over 30 years of experience in clinical practice and nursing education, Dr. Shields is committed to the Core Values of Holistic Nursing and passionate about exploring ways to integrate caring concepts into our lives, weaving these into heart-centered, intentional care practices for self and other. She presents widely on a number of topics grounded in holistic practice, sharing her ideas with local, national and international interdisciplinary audiences. Dr. Shields' research interests include the experience of receiving Therapeutic Touch in people living with heart failure, exploring meaning in nursing and near death experiences. She serves as a nursing journal reviewer and recently published an aesthetic narrative. Her role in professional associations provides her with opportunities to connect with holistic nurses and interdisciplinary healthcare colleagues around the world. Dr. Shields is deeply grateful to her co-editors and mentors in this work.

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