FEATUREThe Effect of Essential Oils on Work-Related Stress in Intensive Care Unit NursesPemberton, Erin BSN, RN, CPAN, LMT, CCAP; Turpin, Patricia G. PhD, RN, CNAA, BCAuthor Information Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas (Ms Pemberton and Dr Turpin); and School of Nursing, The University of Texas, Arlington, Texas (Dr Turpin). Corresponding Author: Erin Pemberton, BSN, RN, CPAN, LMT, CCAP, MSICU, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Holistic Nursing Practice: March 2008 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 97-102 doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000312658.13890.28 Buy Metrics Abstract This small pilot study evaluated the effect of a topical application of the essential oils Lavandula angustifolia and Salvia sclaria on work-related stress of nurses in an ICU setting. Results demonstrated decreased perception of stress level in the intervention group during three 12-hour worked shifts. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.