Nurses' Sleepiness and Sleeplessness: The Epidemic of Insufficient Sleep
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

The Nutrition-Brain Connection: Nutritional Status and Cognitive Decline
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Bath Bombs: The Power of Self-care Amongst Bubbling Discord
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Feature: A Student's Perspective Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra on Mindfulness, Sleep, and Pain in Health Care Workers
This study showed significant improvement in mindfulness of health care workers following a guided 8-week iRest Yoga Nidra program. The results of this study may provide some insight into helping health care workers deal with the demands of their profession in a positive manner, thus leading to an improved workplace environment. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Spiritual Care on Adolescents Coping With Cancer
This study examines the effect of spiritual care on adolescents coping with cancer. This research is a single-group, quasi-experimental, pre-/poststudy conducted on 32 adolescents. The spiritual care program was presented individually and face to face over six 45-minute sessions held on the admission days. Data were collected using the Ways of Coping Questionnaire by Lazarus and Folkman. A significant difference was observed between the pretest and posttest mean values in all the coping subscales, which suggests the effect of spiritual care on adolescents' coping with cancer, but no significant differences were observed be...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Rest Among African American Women: The Current State of the Science
Effective health promotion among African American women requires knowledge and understanding of cultural influences and practices. This scoping review focused on rest, related concepts, and cultural perspectives and practices. We found a lack of conceptual distinction between fatigue and sleep and limited research on cultural meanings and practices of rest. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Frankincense Essential Oil as a Supportive Therapy for Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Case Study
This article describes one patient's experience using frankincense (Boswellia carterii) essential oil to help in the management of her fatigue. The topical application of the frankincense helped to take her fatigue from being barely able to lift her head to being able to do some basic activities of daily living. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Integrative Approach to Psoriasis Vulgaris
In this article, we present a literature review of the most popular and commonly used therapeutic procedures belonging to complementary and alternative medicine, which is part of the modern concept of integrative medicine, used in the treatment of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease wherein skin changes are the most visible sign. It occurs in approximately 1% to 3% of the world population, and the National Psoriasis Foundation of the United States estimates the number of patients in the whole world at about 125 million. Psoriasis primarily affects the skin, burdening patients with inflamed, pr...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Impact of Behavioral and Psychological Factors on Physical Fitness in Medical and Nursing Students
Physical activity improves general health and quality of life. A stressful academic environment can increase both physical and mental health disruptions in medical and nursing students, negatively impacting physical activity and fitness. We explored the relationship between the fitness profiles of 202 medical and graduate nursing students with self-reported levels of general and emotional health to elucidate the role of the psychosocial factors involved in choosing to exercise. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Holistic in the Hectic: Family Presence During Resuscitation in the Emergency Department
Despite public knowledge of advanced directives and end-of-life wishes, desire for control over destiny often conflicts with the reality of end-of-life presentation. Recognized as best practice by both the Emergency Nurses Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians, family presence during resuscitation can actually prevent unintended harm to patients and their families. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Embracing Negativity to Improve Work Environments
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Risk Awareness, Harm Reduction, and Frontline Nurses on Alert
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Therapeutic Lifestyle Considerations for Optimum Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Perspectives of Oncology Nurses on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Turkey: A Cross-Sectional Survey
This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Turkish oncology nurses regarding CAM. A descriptive cross-sectional survey of 127 participants was conducted in Ankara, Turkey. A semistructured questionnaire including characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, and practices of oncology nurses toward CAM was administered to participants. We found that more than half of nurses (54.0%) surveyed had no information on CAM modalities. Most oncology nurses (81.1%) used audiovisual media sources to obtain CAM information. Many nurses (81.3%) reported not using any CAM in cancer care, and only 26.8% recommended...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Grieving With Humor: A Correlational Study on Sense of Humor and Professional Grief in Palliative Care Nurses
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between humor and professional grief. Findings confirm that these are not independent phenomena. Using humor as a coping mechanism emerged as a response to death-related work. Likewise, positive attitudes toward humor seem to alleviate the distress associated with end-of-life care. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

A Window Toward the World: Older Adults' Experiences of Becoming in Health and Developing as Human Beings Through Interacting With Others Using Real Video Communication
The population in the Nordic countries, as well as globally, is increasingly becoming older. Concurrently, with an increased aging population, there is an increase in poor health and loneliness among older adults. The aim of this study was to uncover, from a caring science perspective, community-living older adults' experiences of interacting with others via real video communication. The study uses a hermeneutical approach. The material consists of interviews with older adults regarding their experiences of using real video communication. The texts were interpreted through hermeneutical reading. Study participation and dat...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

A Conceptual Framework Encompassing the Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinological Influences of Listening to Music in Patients With Heart Failure
Patients with heart failure have been traditionally treated with a pharmacology-based approach, diet, exercise, and rehabilitation for reducing symptoms, hospitalizations, and mortality. We have developed a solid conceptual framework for music listening–based protocols, showing how music may have a broad range of positive effects on cardiovascular health through psychoneuroimmunoendocrinological pathways. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Practices in Human Dignity in Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study
The objective of the study was to determine the approach to human dignity that nurses and physicians have while providing palliative care. This qualitative study was performed using a phenomenological research design. In-depth semistructured interviews were conducted in 9 nurses and 5 physicians with human dignity approach in palliative care. Following the qualitative Colaizzi method of analyzing the data, the statements made by the nurses and physicians during the interviews were grouped under 8 categories. Consistent with the questionnaire format, 8 themes and 43 subthemes of responses were determined describing the huma...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Safety of Reiki Therapy for Newborns at Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
The incidence of opioid abuse and subsequent drug withdrawal is exponentially on the rise in the United States for many populations including newborns who are born to drug-addicted mothers. These newborns often exhibit symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) within 24 to 72 hours of birth. Treatment of NAS includes monitoring of withdrawal symptoms, managing physiological parameters, and the use of supportive and pharmacologic treatments. Although a few randomized controlled trials exist, studies on supportive intervention are generally limited by small sample sizes, case study reports, expert opinions, and descript...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Letter to the editor
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Holistic Interventions and the Issue of Evidence
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

The Interconnectedness of Climate, Weather, and Living Organisms' Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Integrative Neuronutritional Therapy Metabolic Brain Parameters in Mental Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Music Intervention With Reminiscence Therapy and Reality Orientation for Elderly People With Alzheimer Disease Living in a Nursing Home: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8-week nursing intervention consisting of 2 weekly sessions of music and reminiscence therapy together with the application of reality orientation techniques. Our expectation at the onset of the study was that listening to music that was familiar and connected with the memory of past events would, due to the music's emotional impact, stimulate memory associations, leading, in turn, to a positive effect on depression and anxiety in people living with dementia. We carried out a pre-/posttest intervention design with a sample of 19 patients divided into 2 groups&md...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Identifying the Factors Affecting Comfort and the Comfort Levels of Patients Hospitalized in the Coronary Care Unit
Comfort, a concept associated with the art of nursing, is important for reducing the negative impact of hospitalization in a coronary care unit (CCU). Providing nursing interventions that ensure patient comfort is important for patients to respond positively to treatment. To determine the factors affecting comfort and the comfort levels of patients hospitalized in the CCU. A descriptive study. The study was conducted between December 2015 and February 2016 in the CCU of a state hospital located in Trabzon, Turkey. The sample consisted of 119 patients who complied with the criteria of inclusion for the study. Data were coll...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effects of Benson Muscle Relaxation and Nature Sounds on the Fatigue in Patients With Heart Failure: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
This study was conducted with the aim of comparing the effects of Benson muscle relaxation and nature sounds on fatigue in patients with heart failure. Fatigue and exercise intolerance as prevalent symptoms experienced by patients with heart failure can cause the loss of independence in the activities of daily living. It can also damage self-care and increase dependence to others, which subsequently can reduce the quality of life. This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in an urban area of Iran in 2016. Samples were consisted of 105 hospitalized patients with heart failure chosen using a convenience samplin...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Ischemic Stroke Patients' Decision-Making Process in Their Use of Western Medicine and Alternative and Complementary Medicine
This study aimed to explore ischemic stroke patients' decision-making process using Western medicine (WM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This study is a qualitative study based on grounded theory. A total of 12 participants were recruited. Findings revealed that the participants accepted WM and CAM treatments following the onset of ischemic stroke. Three categories and several subcategories emerged from stroke patients' decision-making process. These are “uncertainty of stroke,” “delicate balance between WM and CAM,” and “reestablishing confidence and faith.” Eventuall...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Aromatherapy on Sleep Quality of Elderly People Residing in a Nursing Home
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The results indicated an improvement of sleep quality of nursing home residents after the application of aromatherapy with lavender oil. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

New Nursing Faculty and Incivility: Applying Mindfulness-Based Strategies
Workplace incivility remains a problem within the nursing profession. As nurse leaders, we must recognize and not ignore the complexity of cultures that have adapted incivility into the work environment. Nursing education is a discipline that requires collaborative team work, independent drive, and commitment. New nursing faculty experiencing incivility can use mindfulness-based meditation approaches to cope with uncivil behaviors experienced within the workplace. Nurse educators applying the concepts of mindfulness can learn how to provide themselves self-care by reducing stress, as enhanced daily awareness of peace and c...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Self-limiting Conditions: A Holistic Approach
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

The Interconnectedness of Climate, Weather, and Living Organisms' Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Integrative Neuronutritional Therapy Metabolic Brain Parameters in Mental Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Music Intervention With Reminiscence Therapy and Reality Orientation for Elderly People With Alzheimer Disease Living in a Nursing Home: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8-week nursing intervention consisting of 2 weekly sessions of music and reminiscence therapy together with the application of reality orientation techniques. Our expectation at the onset of the study was that listening to music that was familiar and connected with the memory of past events would, due to the music's emotional impact, stimulate memory associations, leading, in turn, to a positive effect on depression and anxiety in people living with dementia. We carried out a pre-/posttest intervention design with a sample of 19 patients divided into 2 groups&md...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Identifying the Factors Affecting Comfort and the Comfort Levels of Patients Hospitalized in the Coronary Care Unit
Comfort, a concept associated with the art of nursing, is important for reducing the negative impact of hospitalization in a coronary care unit (CCU). Providing nursing interventions that ensure patient comfort is important for patients to respond positively to treatment. To determine the factors affecting comfort and the comfort levels of patients hospitalized in the CCU. A descriptive study. The study was conducted between December 2015 and February 2016 in the CCU of a state hospital located in Trabzon, Turkey. The sample consisted of 119 patients who complied with the criteria of inclusion for the study. Data were coll...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effects of Benson Muscle Relaxation and Nature Sounds on the Fatigue in Patients With Heart Failure: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
This study was conducted with the aim of comparing the effects of Benson muscle relaxation and nature sounds on fatigue in patients with heart failure. Fatigue and exercise intolerance as prevalent symptoms experienced by patients with heart failure can cause the loss of independence in the activities of daily living. It can also damage self-care and increase dependence to others, which subsequently can reduce the quality of life. This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in an urban area of Iran in 2016. Samples were consisted of 105 hospitalized patients with heart failure chosen using a convenience samplin...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Ischemic Stroke Patients' Decision-Making Process in Their Use of Western Medicine and Alternative and Complementary Medicine
This study aimed to explore ischemic stroke patients' decision-making process using Western medicine (WM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This study is a qualitative study based on grounded theory. A total of 12 participants were recruited. Findings revealed that the participants accepted WM and CAM treatments following the onset of ischemic stroke. Three categories and several subcategories emerged from stroke patients' decision-making process. These are “uncertainty of stroke,” “delicate balance between WM and CAM,” and “reestablishing confidence and faith.” Eventuall...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Aromatherapy on Sleep Quality of Elderly People Residing in a Nursing Home
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The results indicated an improvement of sleep quality of nursing home residents after the application of aromatherapy with lavender oil. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

New Nursing Faculty and Incivility: Applying Mindfulness-Based Strategies
Workplace incivility remains a problem within the nursing profession. As nurse leaders, we must recognize and not ignore the complexity of cultures that have adapted incivility into the work environment. Nursing education is a discipline that requires collaborative team work, independent drive, and commitment. New nursing faculty experiencing incivility can use mindfulness-based meditation approaches to cope with uncivil behaviors experienced within the workplace. Nurse educators applying the concepts of mindfulness can learn how to provide themselves self-care by reducing stress, as enhanced daily awareness of peace and c...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Self-limiting Conditions: A Holistic Approach
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Fragranced Products and Risks of Adverse Effects
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Nutritional Neuroscience: A Therapeutic Lifestyle Factor in Mental Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

An Investigation of the Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Stroke Patients
This study aimed to investigate the use of traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in stroke patients in Taiwan. Chinese herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, natural products, and exercise were widely used among stroke patients. Integrating safe and effective traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine into conventional therapies is suggested. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Essential Oils and Gastroparesis: Power for Transforming Health, Hope, and Quality of Life
This study explored how essential oils for persons with gastroparesis symptoms affect the quality of life. Gastroparesis is a chronic delayed gastric motility disorder characterized by postprandial fullness, early satiety, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, bloating, depression, and anxiety. The aim of this study was to determine how essential oils support digestion and eliminate inflammation in the body as evidenced by self-reporting a decrease in symptoms, thereby improving quality of life. A qualitative descriptive methodology using Barrette's Theory of Power as Knowing Participation in Change thematic framework wa...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Taboo in the Workplace: A Qualitative Study of Taiwanese Nurses' “Not-Eating Pineapple” in Clinical Practice
This article aims to explore the latent meaning of observance of the taboo and how it is related to nurses' clinical practice and possibly affects their mental health at work. A qualitative research was designed in line with the hermeneutic phenomenological method. Through purposive sampling, 18 nurse participants were recruited for in-depth semistructured interviews. Resulting from the ensuing analysis, 3 modalities were identified as constituting the spectrum of observance of the taboo: (a) “strictly not eating pineapple”; (b) “not eating pineapple at work”; and (c) “eating pineapple without...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Music Therapy on Anxiety and Various Physical Findings in Patients With COPD in a Pulmonology Service
This interventional study was carried out to determine the effect of music therapy on anxiety and the various physical findings in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the pulmonary diseases service. Ninety-six patients (28 females, 68 males) of 114 adult patients who were hospitalized between November 10, 2013, and March 10, 2014, were included in the study. Ninety-six patients were separated in 3 groups. The data for the study were collected from a questionnaire form of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, a patient follow-up form, and the Beck Anxiety Scale. SPPS 11.5 was used for data analys...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Progressive Relaxation Exercises on Fatigue and Sleep Quality in Individuals With COPD
This randomized controlled experimental study was conducted to investigate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation exercises on dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep quality in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A Descriptive Questionnaire and the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma Fatigue Scale, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma Sleep Scale and Medical Research Council Dyspnea Scale were used for data collection. The decrease in the mean dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep scores in the intervention group was statistically significantly more pronounced than the patients in the control g...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Seeking Humanizing Care in Patient-Centered Care Process: A Grounded Theory Study
This article reports on a study that sought to introduce patient-centered care. The aim of this study is to explore the process of providing patient-centered care in critical care units. The study used a grounded theory method. Data were collected on 5 critical care units in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Purposive and theoretical sampling directed the collection of data using 29 semistructured interviews with 27 participants (nurses, patients, and physician). Data obtained were analyzed according to the analysis stages of grounded theory and constant comparison to identify the concepts, context, and process of the...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Medication Review and the Active Consumer of Health
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Smokers' Guilt and Shame: Reactions to Smoking and to Providers' Cessation Efforts
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: A Complementary and Integrative Health Approach
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research