Flood Risk Assessment: An Important Component of Holistic Home Safety Assessment
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Integrative Mental Health, Part 2: The Emerging Paradigm of Nutritional Therapy
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: INTEGRATIVE HEALTH PRACTICES Source Type: research

A Conversation on a Healing Model With Jill Rathburn, BSN, RN, BCC, CPRC: Interviewer: Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: SPECIAL FEATURE Source Type: research

The Effect of Mindfulness Breathing Meditation on Psychological Well-being: A Quasi-Experimental Study Among Nurses Working for COVID-19 Patients
The study aims to test the effect of mindfulness breathing meditation on psychological well-being among nurses working for COVID-19 patients. A total of 50 nurses (25 each in the intervention and control groups) were included in the study. We found significant differences between the preintervention and postintervention mean scores of both groups, based on the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale Indonesian version. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Qualitative Exploration of the Psychological Experience of Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
This qualitative study describes the psychological experience of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. These patients went through 3 psychological stages: extremely uncertainties during the initial diagnostic stage, complicated feelings of negativity during the treatment stage, and positive growth in the recovery stage. It is important for nurses to provide holistic care. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Mindfulness for Outpatient Oncology Nurses: A Pilot Study
This prospective pre-/posttest pilot studied a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention first, to reduce self-reported stress and improve compassion satisfaction; and second, to reduce physiological indices of stress. Even small interventions of MBSR before a shift effectively reduces the physiological indices of stress and may help reduce compassion fatigue and burnout in nurses. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effect of Complementary and Integrative Treatments on Fatigue Symptoms in Hemodialysis Patients: A Systematic Review
Although hemodialysis treatment is one of the main treatment methods in chronic kidney failure, it also causes many health problems. A variety of complementary and integrative therapies are used to relieve or minimize hemodialysis symptoms. Fatigue (60%-97%) is also one of these problems. Therefore, we have conducted a systematic review to determine the effect of complementary and integrative therapies on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. Relevant studies published from 2005 to 2019, in PubMed, EBSCOhost, ScienceDirect, and Cochran Library databases have been reviewed. In the study, initially, 21 039 pieces of data were ob...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Quiet Compassion
Through a difficult encounter with a new patient, the author became immersed in the messiness of patient care and learned that goals need to be defined and hard fought. The lesson learned serves as a reminder that compassion for our patients is necessary to help understand their fears and anxieties. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Self-Caring Practices Among Nurses: Findings From an Online Survey
This study used an online survey to explore self-caring practices of faith community nurses and clinical nurses. Despite sample limitations, faith community nurses reported significantly higher levels of self-caring practices than clinical nurses. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Pardon My Accent!: Breaking Down Barriers to Clear Communication
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: BRICK BY BRICK: DECONSTRUCTING RACISM IN NURSING Source Type: research

Goodbye 2021! Resolutions for a Healthier 2022
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - November 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Holistic Considerations of Misinformation and Mandates in the Pandemic Era
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Integrative Mental Health, Part 1: An Emerging Paradigm of Nutritional and Lifestyle Therapy
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: INTEGRATIVE HEALTH PRACTICES Source Type: research

“They Know Me and My Situation—Patients' and Spouses' Perceptions of Person-Centered Care in Hospital-at-Home Care”
Realization of person-centered care (PCC) is contextual. How is it perceived at hospital-at-home? Pairwise telephone interviews of patients (n = 27) and their spouses (n = 18) emerged in 4 themes. Care was found to be person-centered when both the principles and activities that underpin the concept PCC were realized. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Implementing Holistic Care in Isolated Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study Using Nursing Outcomes (NOC) and Interventions (NIC) Classifications
The most effective strategy against SARS-Cov-2 virus spread is therapeutic isolation. Consequences of this measure are the presence of anxiety and depression. Therefore, it is the nurse's responsibility to identify strategies to implement humanized and holistic care in order to avoid physical and mental consequences of isolation. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Health Disparity, Natural Disaster, and COVID-19: Perspectives From a Bahamian American Nurse
Trauma clusters are formed when 2 or more disasters occur simultaneously and/or consecutively. These disasters have the propensity to potentiate health disparities. The purpose of this article is to share thoughts about critical caring theory and how the theory can inform holistic nursing action when health disparity amplifies trauma clustering. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Challenges of Nurses Who Care for COVID-19 Patients: A Qualitative Study
This study, which had a qualitative research design, was conducted to identify the challenges experienced by nurses who care for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The nurses providing one-to-one care to patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in various hospitals in Turkey constituted the population of this study. The maximum variation sampling method was used to determine the sample in the research. In the sample selection, the provinces and hospitals were selected by drawing lots. The sample of the study consisted of 15 nurses who worked in different hospitals in different regions of Turkey, performed one-to-one care of patient...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Reiki on Pain, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Adolescents With Dysmenorrhea
This randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Reiki applications on pain, fatigue, and quality of life in adolescents with dysmenorrhea. There were 38 patients in the Reiki group and 37 in the placebo-controlled group. Reiki was found to be effective on pain and fatigue in adolescents with dysmenorrhea but with no effect on the quality of life. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

“Everything Old Is New Again”: A Review of Current Complementary and Alternative Medicine Trends
Complementary and alternative medicine therapies can be used as adjuvant or preventive therapy, and have newer applications: cryotherapy, halotherapy, floatation therapy, and compression therapy. Nurse practitioners need to know about these therapies and their applicability to patient populations. Appropriate integration of these therapies is part of holistic care, which they strive to provide. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Passed Over, Then Moved Up
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: BRICK BY BRICK: DECONSTRUCTING RACISM IN NURSING Source Type: research

Climate Change and Health: A New Urgency
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Possibilities of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree: Enhancing Delivery of Evidence-Based Holistic Care
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Anti-Inflammatory Dietary Considerations for Reducing Severity of COVID-19 Infections: An Interview With Arnold Eiser, MD
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: INTEGRATIVE HEALTH PRACTICES Source Type: research

Findings From a Provider-Led, Mindfulness-Based, Internet-Streamed Yoga Video Addressing the Psychological Outcomes of Breast Cancer Survivors
The aim of this study was to explore the psychological outcomes of a mindfulness-based Internet-streamed yoga video in breast cancer survivors. A one-group, repeated-measures, purposive sample using a directed qualitative descriptive and convergent mixed-methods approach was used. Participants were recruited from breast oncology practices across 2 settings in the northeastern United States in April 2019. Education about the video was provided, and the link to the video was sent to participants. Demographic information, Knowing Participation in Change Short Form (KPCSF), Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMW...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Integrated Yoga on Pregnancy Outcome
This study is a prospective randomized controlled single-blinded trial with parallel arms: the intervention arm received specific integrated yoga therapy; the control arm received routine standard care from 18 to 22 weeks of gestation until delivery. The incidence of preeclampsia and preterm delivery was lower in the intervention arm. Women in the intervention arm delivered at higher gestational age. Apgar scores and birth weights of neonates were significantly higher in the intervention arm. The findings suggest that yoga is a safe and effective intervention during pregnancy to reduce or prevent pregnancy-related complica...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Biodanza as a Nonpharmacological Dance Movement–Based Treatment in Older People With Alzheimer's Disease: An Italian Pilot Study in 2 Tuscan Nursing Homes
The aim of this pilot, feasibility study was to assess health improvements in 16 institutionalized older people with Alzheimer's disease, after the Biodanza intervention, a nonpharmacological dance movement-based treatment. Biodanza significantly decreased agitated and neuropsychiatric behaviors. Effectiveness studies will be performed in order to assess the implication of such interventions. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Impact of an Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on Sleep Quality of Nurses Working in COVID-19 Care Units: A Clinical Trial
The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) epidemic is associated with impaired sleep quality in nurses for several reasons. The present study aimed to determine the effect of an online mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on improving the sleep quality of nurses working in the COVID-19 care units. In this randomized controlled clinical trial study, all nurses in the 2 COVID-19 patient care units were randomly assigned to the control and intervention groups. The MBSR program was implemented online for 7 weeks for the intervention group by a trainer. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was completed online b...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Role of Beliefs and Psychological Factors in Caring of Patients With Cancer: The Lived Experiences of Informal Caregivers
Cancer affects not only the patient but also family members as informal caregivers. In order for family caregivers to achieve balance and improve their caregiving roles, it is essential to identify the beliefs and psychological aspects affecting them. The present study was carried out qualitatively with a descriptive phenomenological design in 2020. The main participants in this study were selected from one of the major referral centers for cancer patients in West Azerbaijan Province, located in northwestern, Iran. Twenty-two family caregivers were selected through a purposive sampling method. Data analysis showed that the...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Nurses' Use of Spiritual Practices in Caring for Self During the Pandemic
Stressful life events often disrupt individuals' assumptive world, challenging their self-identity and altering their lives. Suffering from stressful life events may have a profound negative impact on a person's life. Nurses felt great demands on their spiritual selves even as they responded to the grave situations and caring demands needed to care for the spirits of their patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, with intentionality, suffering and stress can be ameliorated by engaging in spiritual self-care and self-renewing activities. Spirituality is recognized as an essential factor in a person's he...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Beyond the Work Environment: A Run-in With Racism
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: BRICK BY BRICK: DECONSTRUCTING RACISM IN NURSING Source Type: research

Post Pandemic: Framing Disinformation and Conspiracy Theories?
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Choosing Wisely: A Campaign to Promote Conversations Between Clinicians and Providers About Low-Value Care
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) Biosynthesis in the Regulation of Metabolism, Aging, and Neurodegeneration
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: HERBALS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Source Type: research

Effect of Massage With Lavender Oil on Postoperative Pain Level of Patients Who Underwent Gynecologic Surgery: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study
This was a randomized, placebo-controlled study. The sample consisted of 3 groups of patients: an experimental group, massage application with lavender oil (n = 15); a placebo group, massage application with ultrasound gel (n = 15); and a control group (n = 15). Massage application was performed 3 hours after analgesic application. Pain levels of the patients in the experiment and placebo groups were evaluated with a Verbal Rating Scale (VRS) at the 30th minute and the 3rd hour after the application. Similarly, the pain level of patients in the control group was also evaluated with the VRS at 3 hours after the initial anal...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Experience With, Knowledge of, and Attitudes Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Pre-Nursing and Nursing Students
Our study explored pre-nursing and graduating nursing students' experience with, knowledge of, and attitude toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Both pre-nursing and nursing students reported positive attitudes toward CAM in general, indicated being interested in learning about CAM, and planned on making CAM practices part of their future careers. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Spirituality in Nursing and Health: A Historical Context, Challenges, and Way Forward
This article aims to share the historical context of spirituality in nursing, meanings and expressions of spirituality, and different models of spirituality along with its significance in nursing education and practice. Several challenges and tools for the successful integration of spirituality in education and practice are also discussed. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Patterns of Usage of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Adults Visiting Health Care Centers in Mysuru, India: A Questionnaire-Based Survey
The study intended to assess extent of complementary and alternative medicine use among patients visiting health care facilities in Mysuru, India, and factors influencing its choice. Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use was 33% and was not influenced by sociodemographic factors and individual health perceptions and habits. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effects of Reiki on Mental Health Care: A Systematic Review
This systematic review aimed to identify the benefits of Reiki in mental health care. Eleven studies were included. Although the number of studies is limited, the results contribute to the potential beneficial role of Reiki in mental health care. Persistent studies using Reiki with broad samples, consistent randomized controlled trials, and patterned protocols are recommended. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Effect of Auricular Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain in Elders: A Randomized Controlled Study
This study aimed to examine the effect of auricular acupressure (AA) on pain and disability in elders with chronic low back pain. The randomized, single-blinded, and placebo-controlled study was conducted on 51 elders with CLBP in South Korea from June 2019 to August 2019. The experimental group (n = 26) received AA on low back pain-related points, whereas the placebo control group (n = 25) received AA on points unrelated to low back pain. Participants received 6 weeks of AA in weekly cycles. Collected data were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics, version 25. Statistically significant differences between the 2 groups emerg...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Health Care for Burnout Syndrome Among Medical Staff in Departments of Hemodialysis During COVID-19 Outbreak
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Story: No Recognition, No iPod
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: BRICK BY BRICK: DECONSTRUCTING RACISM IN NURSING Source Type: research

Nurses, Robots, and the Essence of Nursing Care
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 18, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Healthy Resource Deserts: Infrastructure Barriers to Addressing Holistic Health Needs
No abstract available (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: PARTING THOUGHTS... Source Type: research

A High-Metabolite Immunogen From Fermented Yeast Extract: Balancing and Strengthening Immune Response
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: HERBALS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Source Type: research

Favorable Outcomes From an In-person and Online Feasibility Mindful Moment Pilot Study
Long hours, inadequate staff, and increasingly complicated patients make nurses more vulnerable to increased levels of stress and burnout. Nurses skilled in exercising self-care practices are better equipped to manage complex clinical situations. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of short mindfulness sessions (Mindful Moment) practiced prior to a shift, available in person and online, on nurse burnout and perceived levels of stress. The 8-week Mindful Moment study consisted of 20-minute sessions delivered either in person or online that included yoga, self-reflection, and meditation. Nurse bur...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effect of Music on Fatigue, Comfort, and Vital Signs in Patients After Liver Transplant Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted to determine the effect of music therapy on fatigue, comfort and vital signs of the liver transplant patients. The study sample comprised 120 adult patients (60 in the experimental and 60 in the control group) who met the inclusion criteria and agreed to participate in the study. In the experimental group, the researcher performed music therapy. After applying music therapy once to patients for 30 minutes, their fatigue, comfort, and vital signs were evaluated. No treatment was performed in the control group. According to music therapy follow-ups after liver transplan...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Effect of Foot Massages on Postpartum Comfort and Pain Level of Mothers After Vaginal Delivery: A Randomized Trial
This study conducted on 66 mothers aimed to investigate the effect of foot massages postpartum using an introductory information form, the Postpartum Comfort Scale, the visual analog scale, and a drug follow-up card. It was concluded that foot massages positively improved comfort, reduced pain levels, and reduced unnecessary medications. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

Investigation and Analysis of Perceived Stress Levels in Pediatric Nurses During the 2019-20 SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak
This study investigated perceived stress levels of pediatric nurses during the 2019-20 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak. From February 9 to 13, 2020, 250 pediatric nurses were selected from 4 grade III children's hospitals and 5 grade III general hospitals in Jiangsu Province, China. A general information questionnaire and a stress perception scale were used to investigate and analyze the influencing factors of perceived stress among participants. Perceived stress was at the intermediate level or above for 54.1% (133) of the sample. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that hospit...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Prevalence of Complementary and Integrative Health Approach Use and Quality of Life Among Patients With Heart Failure: A Cross-sectional, Descriptive, and Comparative Study
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of complementary and integrative health approach (CIHA) use in patients with heart failure (HF) and compare quality of life (QoL) between CIHA users and nonusers. This was a cross-sectional, descriptive, and comparative study including 130 patients with HF in Turkey. The data were collected using the sociodemographic and CIHA information form and the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ). The mean age was 64.51 ± 10.40 years. Furthermore, 26.1% of the participants had used at least one form of CIHA in the previous year. The most used CIHA was herbal therapies (9...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research

The Mindful Path to Nursing Accuracy: A Quasi-Experimental Study on Minimizing Medication Administration Errors
This study may add to the limited body of research related to mindfulness and the resultant reduction in medication errors. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research