The American Holistic Nurses’ Association
(AHNA) has joined with the authors and
contributors of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook
for Practice, Fourth Edition, to develop further
the knowledge base for holistic nursing
and delineate the essence of contemporary
nursing. The purposes of this book are threefold:
(1) to expand an understanding of healing
and the nurse as an instrument of
healing; (2) to explore the unity and relatedness
of nurses, clients, and others; and (3) to
develop caring-healing interventions to
strengthen the whole person....
A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands enjoyed by both
sexes. A manicure can treat just the hands, just the nails, or both. A standard manicure
usually includes filing and shaping of the nails and the application of polish. Some
speciality manicures, such as the French Manicure, may also be offered. Treatments for
hands usually include soaking in a softening substance and application of hand lotion. A
similar treatment performed on the feet is a pedicure. The word "manicure" comes from
the Latin manus, meaning "hand," and cura meaning "care"....
This book applies pharmacology to nursing practice, with the overall aim of enhancing
patient care. The main focus of the book is adverse drug reactions, and the implications for
patient monitoring. Adverse drug reactions account for around 4% of UK hospital admissions.
Over 70% of these problems are avoidable (Pirmohamed et al. 2004): the monitoring
of prescribed medications has long been a cause for concern (Royal College of General
Practitioners 1985, DH 2000, Audit Commission 2001, Committee of Public Accounts 2006).
Business process management (BPM) is a holistic management approach focused on aligning all aspects of an organization with the wants and needs of clients. It promotes business effectiveness and efficiency while striving for innovation, flexibility, and integration with technology. BPM attempts to improve processes continuously. It can therefore be described as a "process optimization process." It is argued that BPM enables organizations to be more efficient, more effective and more capable of change than a functionally focused, traditional hierarchical management approach....
This quote will ring a salient bell with many of us; the busier
we are, the less effectively we read and the less likely we are
to remember what we have read unless it becomes a routine
part of our lives. Hence, despite our best intentionswhenwesit
downwith a medical book meaning to enhance our knowledge
on a subject, the chances are that we will skip bits or skim read
and then still find ourselves a few weeks later saying ‘I’m sure
I read something about that’. Sound familiar?
In research portraying community life, the multiplicity of viewpoints present within Aboriginal
communities should be represented fairly, including viewpoints specific to age and gender
Researchers have an obligation to understand and observe the protocols concerning
communications within any Aboriginal community.
Researchers have an obligation to observe ethical and professional practices relevant to their
Researchers have an obligation to observe and respect a holistic philosophy in practice.
This collection of new and previously published essays reflects the major research and thought of one of today's preeminent philosophers of mind. The first seven essays are philosophical pieces that focus on mental representation and the foundations of intentionality; they are followed by four psychological essays on cognitive architecture. In his eloquent introduction, Fodor shows how the two areas are thematically united and epistemologically related, highlighting his interest in finding alternatives to holistic accounts of cognitive content.Jerry A.