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Exploring Nurses' Perceived Benefits of Utilizing Holistic Modalities for Self and Clients

Sharoff, Leighsa EdD, RN, NPP, AHN, BC

Holistic Nursing Practice:
doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000306324.49332.a4

The purpose of this study was to describe the experience that holistic nurses have in incorporating complementary and alternative modalities in the care of their clients, as well as gain a deeper understanding of holistic nurses and the perceived benefit of utilizing a holistic modality with their clients and themselves concurrently as providers of these modalities. Purposeful samplings of holistic nurses' who include modalities in their healing process were the participants in this exploratory research, which entailed data collection through the use of critical incident reports and open-ended interviews.

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Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York.

Corresponding Author: Leighsa Sharoff, EdD, RN, NPP, AHN, BC, Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York, 425 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010 (

The author acknowledges the nurses who participated in this study.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.