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Smokers' Guilt and Shame: Reactions to Smoking and to Providers' Cessation Efforts
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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
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Family-Centered Care As a Western-Centric Model in Developing Countries: Luxury Versus Necessity
This article dissects the literature and provides a comprehensive summary on FCC in the context of limited resources versus best practice. Lessons learned from the literature for the reproducibility of the model in the developing world are provided. Considered a luxury, the autocratic health systems in most of these countries will not easily accept such a model of care except with a greater understanding and support for the model and high-quality research that can guide hospitals, health systems, and policy makers. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Complementary Health Approaches Used in the Intensive Care Unit
Intensive care units are care centers where, in order to provide the maximum benefit to individuals whose life is in danger, many lifesaving technological tools and devices are present, and morbidity and mortality rates are high. In the intensive care unit, when classic treatments fail or become unbearable because of side effects, complementary methods have been suggested to be the best alternative. Complementary health approaches are methods that are used both for the continuation and the improvement of the well-being of an individual and as additions to medical treatments that are based on a holistic approach. These appl...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effect of Complementary Therapies in Patients Following Cardiac Surgery: A Narrative Review
The objective of this study was to apprise the evidence of the effect of various complementary therapies on postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. A comprehensive literature search was made on PubMed-Medline, CINAHL, Science Direct, Scopus, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library databases for original research studies published between 2000 and 2015. Original articles that reported the effect of complementary therapies in patients undergoing cardiac surgery were included. Twenty-eight studies were analyzed, and they have produced conflicting results. Most of the studies (n = 25) have documented...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Flow in Nurses: A Study of Its Relationship With Health and Burnout in a Hospital Work Context
How does the experience of flow among nurses influences their health? This question is addressed on the basis of a model of flow, stress, burnout, and coping. The results indicate that promoting flow can be a way to enhance the health of ward nurses in a hospital work context. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effect of Natural Sunlight on Sleep Problems and Sleep Quality of the Elderly Staying in the Nursing Home
This study was designed as an intervention study to determine the effect of light therapy on sleep problems and sleep quality of elderly people. The study sample was composed of a total of 61 elderly persons from Social Security Institution Narlıdere Municipal Nursing Home, 30 in the test group and 31 in the control group. Those 65 years and older, not diagnosed with major depression, not exercising regularly, not having sun allergy, not using sleeping pills, independent in activities of daily living, and having bad sleep quality were included in the study. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Demographic Data Form, an...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Beliefs About Use of Complementary Health Approaches for Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States, which requires ongoing medication therapy. Despite the high prevalence of complementary health approaches (CHA) being used among people with PD in several countries, little is known about the perceived effectiveness, safety, and risk related to use of CHA. The purpose of this study was to describe CHA users' beliefs about the effectiveness, safety, and risk of CHA. A subsample (n = 70) of participants who reported using CHA and who completed all 12 items of the section of participants' beliefs were taken from a larger study ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Experience of Adolescents Living With Headache
There is little qualitative literature that addresses the adolescent experience of living with headache. The purpose of this study was to determine the dimensions of the health challenge of adolescent headache; the high points, low points, and turning points of living with headache; and the approaches used to resolve the challenge of living with headache. Story theory was used as the qualitative framework to guide data collection, and story inquiry provided the structure for analyzing the data. The Pediatric Migraine Disability Scale (PedMIDAS) quantitatively measured the impact of headaches on daily functioning. Of the 8 ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Dying and Death: A Holistic Perspective
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

The Practical Struggles of Urinary Incontinence: Holistic Considerations
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Microbiota in Neuropsychiatry, Part 3: Psychobiotics as Modulators of Mood Disorders
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on the Physical and Psychological Status and Quality of Life in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer
This nonequivalent control group pre-/posttest study investigated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program at improving both the physical status and psychological status of 18 patients with metastatic breast cancer. The mindfulness-based stress reduction program had a mild effect of improving average pain and alleviating distress. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effects of Aroma Gargling, Cold Water Gargling, and Wet Gauze Application on Thirst, Halitosis, and Sore Throat of Patients After Spine Surgery
This study compared and examined the effects of aroma gargling, cold water gargling, and wet gauze application on thirst, halitosis, and sore throat in patients after spine surgery. A quasiexperimental pretest/posttest control group design was employed. Samples were total 70 patients (aroma gargling: 24 samples, cold gargling: 24 samples, and wet gauze: 22 samples) after spine surgery in K Hospital in Seoul, Korea. The aroma gargle solution as an experimental intervention was prepared by blending peppermint, tea tree, and lemon oils at a ratio of 1:2:2. A 60 cc of aroma gargle solution was used 3 times for 15 to 20 seconds...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Evolutionary Analysis of the Concept of Comfort
This article provides a clear and evidence-based definition, improving research, development, and implementation of specific nursing interventions. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Feasibility of the Korean-Advance Directives Among Community-Dwelling Elderly Persons
A newly developed Korean-Advance Directive (K-AD) consists of a value statement, treatment directives, and proxy appointment. It remains undetermined whether K-AD is applicable to community-dwelling persons (≥ aged 60 years). Using a descriptive study design, 275 elderly persons completed the K-AD (mean age = 77.28 ± 8.24 years). The most frequent value at the end of life was comfort dying, followed by no burden to family (23.6%). Among 4 K-AD treatment options, more than half had a preference for hospice care and had reluctance with aggressive treatment choices of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (76.4%), artificia...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Burnout and Mindfulness Self-Compassion in Nurses of Intensive Care Units: Cross-Sectional Study
The objective of this study is to analyze the ability of self-compassion mindfulness related to burnout in nurses of intensive care units. The results show that the level of burnout of nursing staff is inversely related to their level of self-compassion. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Motivators, Facilitators, and Barriers to Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Qualitative Study
In this descriptive, qualitative research study, the researchers used semistructured interviews with older adults who engaged in regular physical activity to identify common motivators, facilitators, and barriers to participating in regular exercise. The authors used these interviews to identify major themes and discuss implications for population health. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Holistic Approaches to Mental Disorder: Mind, Body, Spirit, and Community
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Animal Proteins: Challenges and Opportunities Beyond “Avoiding Red Meat”
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

The Microbiota-Obesity Connection, Part 2
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Investigation of the Anxiolytic and Antidepressant Effects of Curcumin, a Compound From Turmeric (Curcuma longa), in the Adult Male Sprague-Dawley Rat
As the use of herbal medications continues to increase in America, the potential interaction between herbal and prescription medications necessitates the discovery of their mechanisms of action. The purpose of this study was to investigate the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of curcumin, a compound from turmeric (Curcuma longa), and its effects on the benzodiazepine site of the γ-aminobutyric acid receptor A (GABAA) receptor. Utilizing a prospective, between-subjects group design, 55 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to 1 of the 5 intraperitoneally injected treatment groups: vehicle, curcumin, cur...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Assessing the Readiness of Nursing Sectors in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Adopt Holistic Practice: Rwanda as Exemplar
Over the past several years, holistic nursing education has become more readily available to nurses working in high-income nations, and holistic practice has become better defined and promoted through countless organizational and governmental initiatives. However, global nursing community members, particularly those serving in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) within resource-constrained health care systems, may not find holistic nursing easily accessible or applicable to practice. The purpose of this article is to assess the readiness of nursing sectors within these resource-constrained settings to access, understa...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effects of Breathing-Based Meditation on Earthquake-Affected Health Professionals
This study employed a mixed methods approach, using both survey data and handwritten qualitative data. Quantitative results of pre- and postmeditation practice indicated that all mood scales (anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, strain, and vigor) were significantly improved (N = 17). Qualitative results revealed several common themes (emancipation from chronic and bodily senses; holistic sense: transcending mind-body; re-turning an axis in life through reflection, self-control, and/or gratitude; meditation into mundane, everyday life; and coming out of pain in the aftermath of the earthquake) that had emerged as express...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Acupressure Applied to Point LI4 on Perceived Labor Pains
Controlling labor pain is one of the basic goals for caregivers during the birthing process. There are many pharmacological and nonpharmacological methods that are used for controlling pain and helping the mother to cope with pain and have a favorable labor. The study was planned as a randomized, controlled experimental study to detect the effect of acupressure applied to Point LI4 on perceived labor pains. The study sample comprised 88 pregnant women (44 acupressure group, 44 control group), who complied with the study guidelines, agreed with the conditions of the study, and signed the informed consent. Acupressure was ap...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Concept Communication and Interpretation of Illness: A Holistic Model of Understanding in Nursing Practice
This article focuses on a condition more directly related to an influential coherence model of concept possession from recent philosophy of mind and language. The basic ideas in this model are (i) that the primary source of understanding of illness experiences is communicative acts that express concepts of illness, and (ii) that the key to understanding patients' concepts of illness is to understand how they depend on patients' lifeworlds. The article argues that (i) and (ii) are especially relevant in caring practice since it has been extensively documented that patients' perspectives on disease and illness are shaped by ...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Chair Yoga: Feasibility and Sustainability Study With Older Community-Dwelling Adults With Osteoarthritis
This study measured the feasibility of completing a randomized control trial on an 8-week seated yoga program for older adults with osteoarthritis. Part of the feasibility of this program was to determine whether participants would continue the yoga practice at home using a guide book after the 8-week program. Findings demonstrated that once participants were not in a group setting for the yoga, they did not continue with yoga practice. This outcome demonstrates the need for group programs for older adults to promote adherence to movement-based programs. (Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.Gov: NCT02113410). (Source: Holis...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

A Conversation With Robert J. Wicks, PsyD
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Feature Source Type: research

The Miracle of Henry the Hospice Cat: Correction
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Promoting Health Through the Internet and Social Media
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Holistic Care for Women Includes Addressing Vaginal Health
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis, Part 1: An Integrated System of Immunological, Neural, and Hormonal Signals
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Ureteral Stents: Impact on Quality of Life
Ureteral stents have an indispensable place in urology, and indications for their use are increasing. However, stents can affect their users' quality of life negatively because of complications and adverse effects. This descriptive research aimed to determine the effect of ureteral stenting on quality of life. The study sample consisted of 75 patients. Data were collected using a questionnaire form, the SF-36 Quality of Life Scale, and the International Prostate Symptom Score. Patients were interviewed twice (before stenting and 1 month after stenting). The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics methods. This resea...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

A Synthesis of Coping Experiences After Infant Death
The purpose of this article was to synthesize qualitative research data that examine parental coping strategies following infant death. This qualitative synthesis found that parents who effectively cope with the death of their infant would continue the bond with the deceased child, have differences in the way they manage their emotions about the loss, and have intergenerational support in the form of family being present, acknowledging the death, performing immediate tasks, and providing helpful information. Nurses should be vigilant to ensure parents receive “memories” of their infant after an in-hospital deat...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Spiritual Challenges Faced by Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer: A Qualitative Study
This qualitative study was conducted to investigate the spiritual challenges faced by Iranian family caregivers of patients with cancer. The findings showed, 2 main themes, including “spiritual crisis” and “spiritual coherence”, and 6 classes, including “spiritual distress”, “disappointment,” “faith and trust in God,” “praying,” “inner peace,” and “transcendence.” (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Stress and Sleep Disturbance of Middle-Aged Women in South Korea
This study sought to examine the effect of auricular acupressure therapy on the stress and sleep status of middle-aged women in South Korea. A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest control group design was employed. The study sample consisted of 67 middle-aged women (experimental: 35 samples; control: 32 samples) in Seoul, South Korea. Auricular acupressure therapy including the auricular acupressure needle on the skin paper tape was applied on an ear for 2 weeks, 2 times per week. The acupoints were Gyogam, Sinmun, Bushin, Naebunbi, and Pijilha. For the placebo control group, only the skin paper tape without the auricular a...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Respect That Other Deserves: A Game Between Forces and Weaknesses in the Field of Health Care
Caring for people with diminished faculties and forms of disease and handicap that break down their personality places high demands on care staff. Anchored in a caring science with a holistic and humanistic approach, this article analyzes the trajectories of control that emerge in nurse care interactions. A suggested answer is the responsibility of the nurse to be aware of the power inequality, to recognize the potential for patients to feel intimidated, and to create a therapeutic alliance. The right use of power in the nurse-patient interaction guarantees that the patient's needs are foremost and the patient's vulnerabil...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effects of Reiki on Pain, Anxiety, and Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement: A Pilot Study
This blinded, controlled pilot study investigated the effects of Reiki on 46 patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. Of the 3 groups, Reiki, Sham Reiki, and Standard of Care, only the Reiki group showed significant reductions in pain, blood pressure, respiration rate, and state anxiety, which provides evidence for a full-scale clinical study. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Exercise Interventions to Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue and Improve Health-Related Quality of Life in Cancer Patients
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most common and debilitating side effect of patients receiving treatment of cancer. It is reported that 60% to 100% of patients will develop CRF as a result of the treatment or the cancer itself. The effects last for years posttreatment and lower overall quality of life. The purpose of this integrative review was to determine whether exercise interventions could reduce CRF and improve overall health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among selected cancer patients. Clinical Key, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, Cochrane Library, Mosby's Nursing Consult, and MEDLINE (Ovid) were the...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Promoting a Culture of Respect Through Assertiveness
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research

Going to Work While Sick: The Phenomenon of Sickness Presenteeism
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Parting Thoughts... Source Type: research

Red Yeast Rice: The Efficacy of Monascus Purpureus Yeast for Treatment of Hyperlipidemia a Modifiable Risk Factor of Cardiovascular Disease
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Herbals and Nutritional Supplements Source Type: research

Who Cares What We Think, So Here's What We See: The Testimony of a Student Nurse
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Special Feature Source Type: research

Learning Experiences of Nurses as Part of a European Union Project on Complementary Therapies: A Multinational Qualitative Study
The objectives of this study were to investigate learning experiences of the nurses who participated in transnational and multinational occupational training. A qualitative descriptive methodology was used. Data are clustered into 3 categories “occupational training,” “complementary care,” and “intercultural interaction.” This research has revealed many insights into the transnational training of nurses. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Tolerance Limits, Self-understanding, and Stress Resilience in Integrative Recovery of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
People living with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experienced that knowledge about their embodied tolerance limits, diet, mental problem solving, and change in lifestyle together with integrative health care could promote recovery from their diagnosed disease in calmer periods of suffering. A hermeneutic approach was used to analyze interviews with patients living with IBD outside hospitals. Thirteen young adults between 18 and 45 years of age in calmer phases of IBD participated in the study. Three main themes emerged from the analysis of the interviews: (1) Understanding limits in embodied tolerance, (2) Restor...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Successful Integrative Medicine Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Pain Associated With Breast Surgery: A Report of 3 Cases
Presented is the first reported case series of chronic neck and back pain associated with breast scars from breast surgery and successfully treated with an integrative medicine assessment and treatment approach, which included the assessment technique of autonomic response testing and the scar therapy technique of neural therapy. Implications for nursing practice are discussed. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Effect of Topical Use of Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Versus That of Hydroquinone Cream on Reduction of Epidermal Melasma: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Melasma disfigures the skin and thus influences people's self-image and self-concept. Therefore, melasma influences emotional and psychosocial health in addition to physical health. This clinical trial was performed to assess the effect of the topical use of Petroselinum crispum (parsley) on reduction of the severity of epidermal melasma. (Source: Holistic Nursing Practice)
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Levels of Care Burden and Self-efficacy for Informal Caregiver of Patients With Cancer
This descriptive study was conducted to determine the levels of self-efficacy and caregiver burden experienced by caregivers for patients with cancer. The study was conducted at the oncology clinic of a hospital in Erzurum city, Turkey. The study sample consisted of 101 caregivers of patients hospitalized with a diagnosis of cancer. The Self-Efficacy Scale Turkish version and the Zarit Caregiver Burden Scale, which is a sociodemographic questionnaire, were used for data collection. The level for the burden of care for caregivers to patients with cancer was moderate, and the level of self-efficacy was moderate. A statistica...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Rethinking Recovery: Incorporating Holistic Nursing Perspectives in Poststroke Care
Stroke is a life-changing experience. Current treatments focus on treating the condition, rather than the whole person. The goal of this report was to communicate the benefits of a holistic approach to the treatment and recovery of stroke. Our intent was to begin a conversation to transform our approach to stroke care to focus on the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. Wellness approaches are fiscally responsible ways of providing holistic care for patients and their family members to help them achieve optimal individualized recovery. Very few multidimensional programs for wellness exist for patients with stroke and brai...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Media Messages: There's a Pill for Everything!
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Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: From the Editor Source Type: research