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Holistic Foundations of Aromatherapy for Nursing

Smith, Marlaine C. PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN; Kyle, Laraine MS, RN, CMT, CAT

doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000306321.03590.32
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The purpose of this article is to describe a theoretical framework for the integration of aromatherapy in the practice in nursing. Five propositions derived from 3 theories comprising the framework are presented, and suggestions for the integration of aromatherapy in nursing practice and education are described.

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida (Dr Smith); and Institute for Integrative Aromatherapy Business, Boulder, Colorado (Ms Kyle).

Corresponding Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Christine E. Hynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (msmit230@fau.edu).

The authors have no conflict of interest.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.