Here you will find research, educational, and evidence-based practice materials carried out by nurses with extensive knowledge in the aspects of Holistic Nursing and Alternative Therapies. This collection will disseminate materials of importance to nurses whose practice focuses on healing the whole person in body, mind, and spirit through a combination of traditional and non-traditional healing methods.

Topics that can be found within this collection may include, but are not limited to:

Exploration and Efficacy of Non-traditional healing methods such as: Acupuncture, Faith, Massage/Touch Therapy; Holistic Modalities; Integrate complementary/alternative modalities; Integrated self-care

Prior to an item’s inclusion in this collection it has been through a peer-review process conducted by experienced nursing researchers. The collection contains full-text submissions, some of which may be embargoed for a period of time to allow the author to pursue traditional publishing options.


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Items may have collaborating or joint authors. At least one of the authors must be a nurse and must be the submitter of the item.

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Recent Submissions

  • Breathing Techniques Associated With Improved Health Outcomes 

    Rickard, Kathleen Benjamin; Dunn, Dorothy J.; Brouch, Virginia M. (6/29/2015)
    Purpose: To determine if there is evidence to support teaching purposeful breathing techniques to patients for the improvement of health outcomes.  Method: A comprehensive search of literature between 2009 and the present ...

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