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Reiki Therapy: The Benefits to a Nurse/Reiki Practitioner

Whelan, Kathleen M. ARNP, MSNc; Wishnia, Gracie S. PhD, RN, C


This study evaluates how nurses who gave Reiki therapy perceived the benefit of this therapy on their clients and on themselves concurrently as providers of the therapy. As an adjunct, the study's purpose was to enhance the understanding and credibility of nurse/Reiki practitioners.

Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Program Spalding University, Louisville, Ky. (Whelan)

School of Nursing Spalding University, Louisville, Ky. (Wishnia)

The authors thank the staff at Spalding University School of Nursing in Louisville, Ky, for their contributions to this article.

Corresponding author: Kathleen M. Whelan, ARNP, MSNc, 2636 Whittier Avenue, Louisville, Ky 40205 (e-mail:

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.