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Florence Nightingale
Mystic, Visionary, Healer

Commemorative Edition





WINNER: American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2009)

Deluxe Edition
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ISBN 13: 978-0-8036-2282-1
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ISBN 13: 978-0-8036-2169-5
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This lavishly illustrated biography of Nightingale's life and times documents her struggles and achievements. Archival photographs, drawings, letters, maps, and a riveting narrative create a portrait of this complex, larger-than-life woman who is still a source of inspiration today.

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Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice,
6th ed


by Barbara Montgomery Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
and Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
2013, Jones and Bartlett Learning


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Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 6th ed (2013, Jones and Bartlett Learning) guides nurses in the art and science of holistic nursing and offers ways of thinking, practicing, and responding both personally and professionally to bring healing to the forefront of health care. Using self-assessments, relaxation, exercise, and case studies it presents expanded strategies for enhancing psychophysiology.

The Sixth Edition has been completely revised and updated with new chapters, including those on evidence-based practice and global issues, and is now organized according to the five core values of holistic nursing contained within the newly modified American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards of Practice. This is the ideal resource for students, clinicians, educators, and researchers who desire to expand their knowledge of holism, healing, and spirituality.

New Chapters Include:
  • Nursing: Integral, Integrative, and Holistic - Local to Global
  • Self-Assessments
  • Nurse Coaching
  • Motivational Interviewing and Appreciative Inquiry
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Florence Nightingale Today:
Healing, Leadership, Global Action


by Barbara Montgomery Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Louise C. Selanders, EdD, RN, FAAN
Deva-Marie Beck, PhD, RN
Alex Attewell, BA, AMA

Nursesbooks.org, 2005
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WINNER: American Journal of Nursing
Book of the Year Award (2005)



Well-known as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale also pioneered health science, health statistics, social reform and what we now term evidence-based practice, holistic nursing, nursing theory, and public health. The ongoing utility and vitality of such a far-ranging and far-seeing legacy-which detailed the broad scope of today's nursing practice-is the subject of this book.

"Three renowned nurse scholars join the director of the Florence Nightingale Museum to present an illustrated and insightful portrait of this remarkable woman. Interpreting the historical record of Nightingale's life and work through the tenets of healing, leadership, and global action, the authors identify, analyze, and discuss the many ways that her work- practical and visionary-can rejuvenate nurses, nursing, and health care worldwide in our time as it did in her own."
Cathie E. Guzzetta, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Nurse Research Consultant
Children's Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Florence Nightingale:
Mystic, Visionary, Healer


Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000

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Mystic, Visionary, Healer


WINNER: American Journal of Nursing
Book of the Year Award (2000)


WINNER: Scientific and Medical Network
Book Award, United Kingdom (1999)


Barbara Dossey explores the impact of Florence Nightingale's life and work on modern nursing and humankind in the forthcoming illustrated biography, Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer.

"Dossey provides new insights into the dimensions of Nightingale's conception of nursing. The author highlights the powerful influence of Nightingale's mysticism and spiritual underpinnings on her superior intellectual gifts. Most importantly, Dossey presents a cogent discourse on Nightingale as the architect of modern holistic nursing."
Dolores Sands, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, The University of Texas at Austin
School of Nursing
Austin, Texas




Holistic Nursing:
A Handbook for Practice


with Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
and Cathie E. Guzzetta, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

4th ed. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

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WINNER: 2000 American Journal of Nursing
Book of the Year Award (3rd Edition, 2000)


WINNER: 1995 American Journal of Nursing
Book of the Year Award (2nd Edition, 1995)

"This book provides a landmark contribution in defining the body of knowledge of holistic nursing practice - the art and science of healing."
H. Lea Gaydos, RN, PhD, CS, HNC
Director and Faculty, Holistic Nursing Studies
Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Holistic Nursing is the most important and comprehensive how-to book on holistic nursing care. As holistic nursing moves into the mainstream, nurses will need a ready authoritative reference to help them understand the full spectrum of holistic nursing principles and psychophysiologic self-regulation. This handbook offers the latest proven psychophysiologic healing modalities and explains step-by-step procedures for all holistic nursing interventions-a vital tool to help bring about the practice of the nurse as healer.




AHNA Standards
of Holistic Nursing Practice:

Guidelines for Caring and Healing

Aspen, 2000

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"AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice is a comprehensive text that integrates knowledge, theories, research, expertise, intuition, and creativity in a practical holistic approach to healing. It is truly a text about the art and science of nursing. "
Karilee Shames, RN, PhD, HNC
Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice gives you the core values of holistic nursing, with standards for holistic philosophy and education, holistic ethics, theories, and research, holistic self-care, holistic communication, therapeutic environment, and cultural diversity. The Holistic Caring Process section guides you with a practical, integrated approach with extensive use of case examples, tables, charts for quick reference, and easy-to-understand definitions.



Rituals of Healing
Using Imagery for Health and Wellness

with Jeanne Achterberg, PhD,
and Leslie Kolkmeier, RN, MEd


Bantam, 1994

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WINNER: 1994 American Journal of Nursing
Book of the Year Award

"This wonderful book should be in every doctor's office, every hospital, and every operating room in the world. It contains a wealth of instantly usable material for healing."
Christiane Northrup, M.D.,
author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Rituals of Healing weaves three golden threads—rituals, beliefs, and imagery—to deepen the understanding of inner knowing and to expand current concepts of healing. The art of ritual making, self-generated rituals versus traditional rituals, and the form of ritual are clearly outlined. The authors share sample rituals, experiential exercises, and guided-imagery scripts to help you deal with many acute and chronic health conditions.




AACN Handbook
of Critical Care Nursing


with Marianne Chulay, RN, DNSc, FAAN
and Cathie E. Guzzetta, RN, PhD, FAAN


Appleton & Lange, 1997

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WINNER: 1997 American Journal of Nursing
Book of the Year Award

"These experts create new pathways whereby competencies of 'being' and human caring and healing interactions are balanced with competencies of technological and scientific knowledge. The blending of the knowing-doing-being of nursing helps reestablish the expert caring and healing practices intrinsic to nursing's moral and historical underpinnings."
Jean Watson, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN
Director, Center for Human Caring
Professor of Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

AACN Handbook of Critical Care Nursing is an all-inclusive, systematically organized approach to caring for the critically ill. One of the most comprehensive and user friendly of the general critical care textbooks available, this invaluable new reference provides guidelines and the background for treating the whole patient, not just the dysfunction.


American Holistic Nurses' Association

Core Curriculum
for Holistic Nursing


Barbara Dossey, RN, MS, HNC, FAAN (Editor)

Aspen, 1997

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"With the new paradigm for the nursing profession, nurses are embracing and integrating holism into their nursing practice and their lives. This paradigm recognizes that we are all whole unitary beings that are interconnected with all that we call life. The AHNA is taking bold and historic steps to evolve the discipline of holistic nursing."
Charlotte McGuire, RNC, MA, HNC
Founder and Past President, American Holistic Nurses' Association

The AHNA Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing offers the defining reference for nurses who want to become certified in holistic nursing and transform nursing curricula toward holism. This study guide is based on the AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice and outlines ways to blend artistic, scientific, and intuitive skills in a holistic approach to healing. Experts in the field of transpersonal caring and healing contribute their ideas on: the nurse as an instrument of healing; concepts of health and wellness; energetic healing; nursing research; psychophysiology of bodymind healing; cultural diversity; death and grief; relationships; cognitive therapy; movement; humor; relaxation; imagery; nutrition; touch; weight/smoking/addiction management; child/sexual abuse; and more.



The Art of Caring

with Lynn Keegan, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN
and Cathie E. Guzzetta, RN, PhD, FAAN

Sounds True Audio, four-tape audio set, 1996

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"The Art of Caring is a creative interactive program for all who seek a higher level of well-being."
Jeanne Achterberg, PhD
Senior Editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

Three leaders in the field of holistic nursing offer an up-to-the-minute course in holistic caregiving, bridging the gulf between mechanistic medicine and tomorrow's "Era III" healing arts. This in-depth interdisciplinary studio cassette program covers relaxation therapy, healing with imagery, music therapy, and touch therapy. Twenty experiential exercises, with self-reflective questions for deeper learning, teach specific modalities useful with patients and clients for self-healing.





Profiles of Nurse Healers

with Lynn Keegan, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN

Delmar Publishers, 1998

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"Profiles of Nurse Healers is born out of the belief that nurses are ready to embrace guidance that inspires them in their journeys of empowerment. The information in this book serves to strengthen the nurse personally and professionally, and to provide help and confidence to travel the path of a nurse healer."
Doris A. Milton, RN, PhD
University of Phoenix / Arizona State University

Nurse healers can be found in all areas of nursing, from the ER to the operating room, from outpatient clinics to the community at large. They live and work among us as colleagues, clinicians, educators, researchers, and practitioners. This informative new book, edited by two of America's leading nurse healers, chronicles the journeys of more than 30 nurses in the United States and abroad whose quest for healing in themselves and others will inspire the reader to strive for new ways of living and practicing the art and science of nursing.
  • Defines the concepts of healing from the nurse healer perspective
  • Shares nurses' stories and explores their healing journeys
  • Identifies the qualities that most often allow the nurse to be present both with self and with others

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