The Beauty of MetaphorsSharoff, Leighsa EdD, RN, NPP, AHN-BCHolistic Nursing Practice: March/April 2013 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 63–73 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e318280f738 Features Abstract Author Information 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. 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 (email@example.com). 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.