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The Beauty of Metaphors

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

Holistic Nursing Practice:
doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e318280f738

Metaphors are a way of describing an experience or a perceived notion as a personal expression of thought. The metaphoric understanding of what practicing as a holistic nurse means is discussed with reference to the personal, emotional, and spiritual components of being a holistic nurse.

Author Information

City University of New York at Hunter College, New York City.

Correspondence: Leighsa Sharoff, EdD, RN, NPP, AHN-BC, City University of New York at Hunter College, 450 N End Ave, #6C, New York, NY 10282 (

The author thanks Hunter College PSC/CUNY for the funding of this study and all the participants who shared.

There is no conflict of interest declared.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.