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Description - Nursing as a Spiritual Practice by Janet MacRae

Florence Nightingale is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing. What is less well known is that she also had well-developed ideas about the spiritual aspects of nursing care. Her views draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and have a startling relevance to nursing practice today. Janet Macrae, both a Nightingale scholar and a nationally recognized expert on therapeutic touch, outlines Nightingale's ideas on spirituality in this book and discusses how a variety of techniques can be used to implement a more spiritual and humane form of nursing care. The techniques, which include yoga, meditation, and relaxation exercises can be used by both nurses and patients.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826113870
ISBN-10: 0826113877
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janet MacRae

Janet Macrae, PhD, RN, is an adjunct faculty member in the Advanced Practice Holistic Nursing Program at New York University, and also maintains a private nursing practice specializing in therapeutic touch. She has taught over 350 Therapeutic Touch workshops nationwide and is the author of Therapeutic Touch: A Practical Guide (Alfred Knopf, 1987). She co-edited Suggestions for Thought by Florence Nightingale (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994) and lectures extensively on Nightingale's spiritual philosophy and its significance for modern health care.