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....
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).
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 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?