Holistic Nursing Research

Holistic nurses believe that healing results in restoring, discovering and/or recognizing one’s inherent wholeness even in the face of illness, and death. Holistic concepts and values support nursing practice. They include, but are not limited to: care, presence, intuition, comfort, intentionality, love, and compassion as well as spiritual recovery and quality of life. These concepts and values need exploration in order to understand, refine and clarify how they support the healing process. Holistic Nursing Research develops knowledge and assists in providing the practice based evidence that is needed to transform health care into holistic care.  This requires dedication to developing and fostering resources that assist in creating, interpreting and conducting holistic research. We believe that all holistic nurses can participate in research by posing questions, systematically collecting information to answer those questions, and implementing the results.                 

AHNA One-on-One Research Consultation Service

The AHNA Research Committee offers a program for those nurses who want to conduct research or are working on a quality improvement project, but need some guidance. If you are a new researcher who would like some assistance, the AHNA Research Consultation Program is for you.                                                   

For AHNA members, this service is provided for $20 for one research consultation and $50 for three, and can be purchased online at www.ahna.org/shop. Consultations are expected to be less than one hour, and will be most productive when the Consultation Request Form is thoughtfully completed. For example, providing your area of research interest and other descriptors will enable the program manager to better match you with a consultant. After purchasing your consultation service, you will receive an email receipt that guides you in the process for your consultation. This program is managed by Vice-Chair Margo Halm, who can be contacted at margohalm@salemhealth.org.

The AHNA Research Committee is very excited to make this service available to the members, continuing their focus to promote and support future researchers in holistic nursing.       

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Help Us Grow Our Database

In an effort to collect information about the research and scholarly expertise in our association we are asking you to provide us with updated information on your research and scholarly activities. Thank you for completing the following information which will help us develop our data bank of resources for potential consultation and for developing our web library.  Please complete this survey and return to info@ahna.org

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