Nurses as Leaders:Evolutionary Visions of Leadership (2016).
Encompassing the wisdom of both established and emerging nurse leaders, this expansive book demonstrates proof of theory in action and the influence of our great nursing legacy on today’s luminaries as they carve out new terrain to benefit current and future health care needs. With a far-reaching, ambitious perspective, it is the first text to link the ideas of nurse leaders from very diverse specialty areas including holism, advanced practice, education, policy, global health, journalism, and spiritual communities.
Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice - Seventh Edition (2015)
This text is a resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals. Completely updated and revised, it is organized by the five Core Values of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and aligned with the AHNA-ANA Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition. Veda Andrus and Marie Shanahan contributed a new chapter to this edition entitled Holistic Leadership. Click here to purchase
Core Curriculum in Holistic Nursing (2013), 2nd edition.
Marie Shanahan and Veda Andrus have co-authored a chapter entitled: Holistic Leadership. The seven characteristics of holistic leadership are detailed. Click here to purchase.
Re-Inventing the Patient Experience: Strategies for Hospital Leaders (2007).
Christianson, Finch, Findlay, Jonas, Choate. Contains a chapter devoted to the implementation of the BirchTree Center Model. Includes research on patient outcomes and cost savings. Click here to purchase.
Healing Touch: Enhancing Life through Energy Therapy (2014).
Veda Andrus contributed The Scientific Art of Holistic Practice in the chapter entitled Foundational Aspects of Healing Work. The book provides a deeper understanding of holistic energy therapy and skill building along with clinical applications and relevant research. Click here to purchase.
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The Business Case for Optimal Healing Environments (2016).
This article outlines the business case our client experienced, including significant cost savings through lowering nurse turnover. It also illustrates improvements in HCAHPS that exceed the state and national average. Several tips for improving the patient experience are highlighted. Lengthy discussion on reducing C-Section rates and creating a holistic healing environment.
Nurses Leading the Way: A Holistic View of Excellence (2014).
Co-authored by Linda Lewis, Marie Shanahan, and Veda Andrus, this article presents crosswalks and exemplars between the American Holistic Nurses Association 5 core values of holistic nursing and the 5 components of the Magnet Model to demonstrate how they guide, support, and strengthen one another to advance nursing practice.
The BirchTree Model: Transforming Healthcare with Heart -- CE article (2014).
This article by Marie Shanahan presents the Renaissance Caring Model (aka the BirchTree Model) as an integrative, interdisciplinary, progressive practice model of personal and professional transformation that promotes consistent and sustainable holistic practice in health care. Clinical application and specific outcomes are included.
Caring Presence: The Key to Improving the Patient Experience (2013).
Veda Andrus guides the reader to view the "caring case" of holistic nursing practice as having a direct relationship with the "business case" of healthcare (Affordable Care Act, HCAHPS, Value-Based Purchasing) by improving the patient experience through enhanced nurse engagement and caring presence.
Improving Patient Engagement with Person-Centered Care (2013).
This article, written by Veda Andrus, explores the literature that supports a language shift from patient-centered to person-centered care. It provides examples of patient engagement and the role of the nurse.
Therapeutic Presence: The Essence of Nurse-Patient Engagement - CE article (2014).
This article by Veda Andrus describes the science of therapeutic presence and identifies practices required to become an engaged healing presence.
Holistic Nursing Theory: Connecting Heart and Mind in Practice (2005).
Marie Shanahan presents holistic nursing theory as a foundation for nursing practice. The article provides exemplars of clinical application and an overview of various holistic nursing theorists.
A Research Study to Enrich the Professional Practice Environment for RNs (2006).
Veda Andrus, Marie Shanahan, and Mary Jo Assi present details and outcomes of a research study implementing The Integrative Healing Arts Program™ in a community hospital.
Hallmarks of Holistic Nursing: Good for Your Patients, Your Practice, and the Profession (2006).
Veda Andrus and Marie Shanahan describe holistic nursing practice including exemplars, AHNA core values, holistic nursing resources, and information about board certification.