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A Pilot Study: Reiki for Self-Care of Nurses and Healthcare Providers

Brathovde, Angela MSN, RN, BC, HNC

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The purpose of this study was to determine if Reiki energy therapy, level I, was taught as a self-care practice to healthcare providers, would their caring perceptions change? Methodological triangulation technique, including a self-report caring scale and interviews, was used, demonstrating positive changes in perceptions of participants' caring behaviors.

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ.

Corresponding author: Angela Brathovde, MSN, RN, BC, HNC, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ 07740 (e-mail: abrathovde@sbhcs.com).

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.