Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice guides nurses in the art and science of holistic nursing and healing and offers ways of thinking, practicing, and responding both personally and professionally. It addresses our own self-healing so that we can offer new ways of healing to others and presents expanded strategies for enhancing our psychophysiology using self-assessments, relaxation, imagery, nutrition, exercise, and aromatherapy. It also assists nurses in their challenging roles of bringing healing to the forefront of health care and helping to shape health care reform. Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice maintains its infallible reputation as market leader in this extensively updated and expanded fourth edition. This wonderful new text covers all aspects of holistic nursing care along with special attention to the well-being of the care-giver. You will learn how to: Use safe, cost-effective holistic nursing interventions to complement medical and surgical techniques; Understand the art and science of nurse healing; Nurture the whole patient physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually; Facilitate healing in yourself to become a more effective nurse healer; Apply modalities such as self-assessments, relaxation, imagery, biofeedback, meditation, hypnosis, therapeutic touch, music, and more. With ample use of case studies, step-by-step techniques, and practical tools incorporating an overall vision of holistic healing, this vital handbook gives you a firm theoretical foundation and skills for applying new holistic caring modalities. For nurses in all settings--critical care, home health, clinic, and classroom--this exciting and challenging handbook will inspire you to adopt a holistic approach to your work with patients and to your daily life; strengthening body, mind, and spirit to help yourself and those you care for to reach full human potential.Dossey, Barbara Montgomery is the author of 'Holistic Nursing A Handbook for Practice' with ISBN 9780763731830 and ISBN 0763731838.