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Bioelectrodynamics

A New Patient Care Strategy for Nursing, Health, and Wellness

Purnell, Marcy C. MSN, FNP-C; Whitt, Michael A. PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000129
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Bioelectrodynamics is an interdisciplinary subject that offers a pathway for nursing to develop a new patient care strategy in health care. The application of bioenergy to living organisms has the potential to advance medical science in the areas of prevention, cancer, wound care, pain, and many other chronic diseases.

University of Memphis, Loewenberg School of Nursing, Memphis, Tennessee (Ms Purnell); and Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (Ms Purnell and Dr Whitt).

Correspondence: Marcy C. Purnell, MSN, FNP-C, University of Memphis, Loewenberg School of Nursing, 100 Billy Mac Jones Bldg, Office 210, Memphis, TN 38153 (mpurnell@memphis.edu).

The ongoing research referred to in this review has been funded by University of Memphis, 2013 Faculty Grant Award; Hal and Alma Reagan Fellowship Award 2014 from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center; University of Tennessee, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, Chair Funds; and Southern Nursing Research Society and Council for Advancement of Nursing Science 2014 Dissertation Award.

On February 11, 2015, there was a provisional patent, titled “Bioelectrodynamics Modulation Method,” filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. The inventors are Marcy C. Purnell and Michael A. Whitt. The assignee is University of Tennessee Research Foundation.

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