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Barbara Montgomery Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
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  • The Art of Caring (1996) with Lynn Keegan, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN and Cathie E. Guzzetta, RN, PhD, FAAN
    Sounds True Audio, four-tape audio set
    Three leaders in the field of holistic nursing offer an up-to-the-minute course in holistic caregiving, bridging the gulf between mechanistic medicine and tomorrow's "Era III" healing arts. This in-depth interdisciplinary studio cassette program covers relaxation therapy, healing with imagery, music therapy, and touch therapy. Twenty experiential exercises, with self-reflective questions for deeper learning, teach specific modalities useful with patients and clients for self-healing.

  • Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2005, 2008) by Barbara Montgomery Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN and Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
    Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 5th ed guides nurses in the art and science of holistic nursing and offers ways of thinking, practicing, and responding both personally and professionally to bring healing to the forefront of health care. Using self-assessments, relaxation, exercise, and case studies it presents expanded strategies for enhancing psychophysiology.

    The Fifth Edition has been completely revised and updated with new chapters, including those on evidence-based practice and global issues, and is now organized according to the five core values of holistic nursing contained within the newly modified American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards of Practice. This is the ideal resource for students, clinicians, educators, and researchers who desire to expand their knowledge of holism, healing, and spirituality.

    New Chapters Include:

    • Integral and Holistic Nursing: Local to Global

    • Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

    • Current Trends and Issues in Holistic Nursing

    • Evidence-Based Practice

    • Teaching Future Holistic Nurses: Integrating Holism into an Undergraduate Curriculum

  • Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action (2005) by Barbara Montgomery Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN. Louise C. Selanders, EdD, RN, FAAN, Deva-Marie Beck, PhD, RN, and Alex Attewell, BA, AMA -- Winner 2005 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
    Well-known as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale also pioneered health science, health statistics, social reform and what we now term evidence-based practice, holistic nursing, nursing theory, and public health. The ongoing utility and vitality of such a far-ranging and far-seeing legacy-which detailed the broad scope of today's nursing practice-is the subject of this book.

  • Guidelines for Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2004)
    This Instructor’s Manual has been developed to assist in the facilitation and integration of holistic principles. The authors offer many strategies yet implore you to be creative and add your own personal style to these strategies, guidelines, and suggestions. This course exposes students to the experience of presence and healing. It teaches students different aspects of how to "walk the talk" of holism. The textbook content, chapter format, and teaching methods are designed to nurture the individual student’s body, mind, and spirit. The various teaching methods enhance the student’s creativity. This leads to sharing and healing of self and sharing of ways to integrate these dimensions into all aspects of one’s being. This class experience builds trust in self as well as knowledge of how to create a healing community with colleagues.

  • Pocket Guide to Holistic Nursing (2004)
    Intended for students, clinicans, educators, and researchers looking to expand their knowledge of holism, healing, and spirituality.

  • AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice: Guidelines for Caring and Healing (2000)
    AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice gives you the core values of holistic nursing, with standards for holistic philosophy and education, holistic ethics, theories, and research, holistic self-care, holistic communication, therapeutic environment, and cultural diversity. The Holistic Caring Process section guides you with a practical, integrated approach with extensive use of case examples, tables, charts for quick reference, and easy-to-understand definitions.

  • Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2000) -- Winner 2000 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award; Winner 1999 Scientific and Medical Network Book Award, United Kingdom
    Barbara Dossey explores the impact of Florence Nightingale's life and work on modern nursing and humankind.

  • Profiles of Nurse Healers (1998) with Lynn Keegan, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN
    Nurse healers can be found in all areas of nursing, from the ER to the operating room, from outpatient clinics to the community at large. They live and work among us as colleagues, clinicians, educators, researchers, and practitioners. This informative new book, edited by two of America's leading nurse healers, chronicles the journeys of more than 30 nurses in the United States and abroad whose quest for healing in themselves and others will inspire the reader to strive for new ways of living and practicing the art and science of nursing.

    • Defines the concepts of healing from the nurse healer perspective

    • Shares nurses' stories and explores their healing journeys

    • Identifies the qualities that most often allow the nurse to be present both with self and with others

  • AACN Handbook of Critical Care Nursing (1997) with Marianne Chulay, RN, DNSc, FAAN and Cathie E. Guzzetta, RN, PhD, FAAN -- Winner 1997 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
    AACN Handbook of Critical Care Nursing is an all-inclusive, systematically organized approach to caring for the critically ill. One of the most comprehensive and user friendly of the general critical care textbooks available, this invaluable new reference provides guidelines and the background for treating the whole patient, not just the dysfunction.

    • Supports the Standards for Nursing Care of the Critically Ill of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

    • Includes a holistic approach: relaxation; stress reduction techniques; imagery; and touch

    • Covers all major body systems with case studies

    • Contains in-depth pathophysiology

  • AACN Pocket Handbook of Critical Care Nursing (1997) by by Barbara Dossey, Cathie Guzzetta, and Marianne Chulay
    Quick reference of practical bedside nursing information on the care of critically ill patients.

  • American Holistic Nurses' Association Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (1997), Barbara Dossey, RN, MS, HNC, FAAN, Editor
    The AHNA Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing offers the defining reference for nurses who want to become certified in holistic nursing and transform nursing curricula toward holism. This study guide is based on the AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice and outlines ways to blend artistic, scientific, and intuitive skills in a holistic approach to healing. Experts in the field of transpersonal caring and healing contribute their ideas on: the nurse as an instrument of healing; concepts of health and wellness; energetic healing; nursing research; psychophysiology of bodymind healing; cultural diversity; death and grief; relationships; cognitive therapy; movement; humor; relaxation; imagery; nutrition; touch; weight/smoking/addiction management; child/sexual abuse; and more.

  • Rituals of Healing: Using Imagery for Health and Wellness (1994) with Jeanne Achterberg, PhD, and Leslie Kolkmeier, RN, MEd -- Winner 1994 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
    Rituals of Healing weaves three golden threads—rituals, beliefs, and imagery—to deepen the understanding of inner knowing and to expand current concepts of healing. The art of ritual making, self-generated rituals versus traditional rituals, and the form of ritual are clearly outlined. The authors share sample rituals, experiential exercises, and guided-imagery scripts to help you deal with many acute and chronic health conditions.

  • Cardiovascular Nursing: Holistic Practice (1992) by Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Cathie E. Guzzetta
    Current, comprehensive text for nurses, students, educators, and researchers on the causes, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular dysfunctions.

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