Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition continues as the definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals. Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on 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 demonstrated through case study exemplars. With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey’s Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. There is increased emphasis on teaching holistic nursing in undergraduate and graduate programs, including the use of simulation as an effective teaching pedagogy, an enhanced focus on ways to enrich holistic care to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and research, and new integrative health and wellness assessments. Essential chapters on Nurse Coaching and Dying in Peace, along with all other past chapters, are updated. Each chapter begins with Nurse Healer Objectives to guide learning within the theoretical, clinical, and personal domains and concludes with Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to reflect on what they have learned. Also featured are helpful Directions for Future Research, definitions of key terms, and case studies that illustrate how to use and integrate the interventions into clinical practice. Organized by the five Core Values contained within the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition: * Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics * Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process * Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity * Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research * Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Reflection and Self-Care Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition has been awarded the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Seal of Distinction. This newly developed Seal of Distinction indicates that the book is aligned with AHNA’s mission, vision, and Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition; is of interest to holistic nurses and of significant value to the nursing profession; provides knowledge that advances holistic nursing; is timely and relevant; is consistent with relevant historical publications; is scientifically and technically accurate; and is authored by individuals with demonstrated expertise in the field of the work submitted. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.
Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement. She is Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored 20 books including Compassionate Care ofthe Dying: Manual and Standards for Practice (2003), Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2000), Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2000), AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice (2000), Profiles of Nurse Healers (1998), AHNA Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (editor, 1997), AACN Handbook of Critical Care Nursing (1997), and Rituals of Healing (1994). Barbara is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is certified in holistic nursing. She is a seven-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. She was awarded the 1985 Holistic Nurse of the Year by the American Holistic Nurses'' Association; the 1998 Healer of the Year by the Nurse Healers Professional Associates International, Inc.; the 1999 Pioneering Spirit Award by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; and the 1999 Scientific and Medical Network Book of the Year by the Scientific and Medical Network, United Kingdom. The Doody’s Rating Service awarded her Florence Nightingale: Mystic Visionary, Healer as one of the 250 Best Health Sciences Books in 2000. In 2001 she was recognized as TWU 100 Great Nursing Alumni, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. She received the 2003 Distinguished Alumna Award from Baylor University, Waco, Texas A major focus of her work currently is holistic nursing, compassionate care for the dying, and virtual education. She is also exploring the impact of Florence Nightingale’s life and work on modern nursing and humankind. For the 72nd General Episcopal Church Convention in Philadelphia July 1997, Barbara wrote three of five documents to accompany the Resolution Proposal to request the reconsideration of Nightingale’s commemoration and for her name to be placed on the church calendar list of Lesser Feast and Fasts in the Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer. The official vote to accept Nightingale to the church calendar occurred in July 2000. The inaugural Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service was held on August 12, 2001, at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants, Port Angeles, Washington, Partner, Absolutely Business and Personal Strategic Consulting, LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana, Past President, American Holistic Nurses'' Association
Chair of Faculty Development & Professor School of Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
Family Nurse Practitioner and Professor of Nursing, Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, Hamden, Connecticut