FEATUREStaff Nurse Perceptions of a Healing EnvironmentLincoln, Valerie PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Johnson, Mary PhD, RN, AHN-BCAuthor Information Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury, Minnesota & the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, School of Nursing and the Center for Spirituality & Healing (Dr Lincoln) and the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Center for Spirituality and Healing (Dr Johnson). Corresponding Author: Valerie Lincoln, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Woodwinds Hospital, 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors wish to express gratitude to Drs Mary Jo Kreitzer and Cynthia Peden-MeAlpine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Valerie Eschetti, University of Oklahoma, Maria Raines, MSN, CNS, Woodwinds Hospital and Penny Kaiser, HealthEast Research. Thanks also to the participating Woodwinds staff nurses. Holistic Nursing Practice: May-June 2009 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 183-190 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3181a056fd Buy Metrics Abstract This study uses a sample of staff nurses to identify perceptions of the characteristics of a healing environment that supported their practice of holistic nursing. A multiple method qualitative interview process provided an opportunity for candid discussion and deliberation. The essences of a healing environment are context, connections, and calling. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.