Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing

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An invitation for all nurses to re-engage with the passion and commitment that originally inspired them!

...represents an act of passion for the profession, a window to a personal journey, and an invitation to view the nursing profession's contribution to healing in a Jungian context....The work's value comes from its integration of scientific, creative, and spiritual philosophies as a core context for the complex nurse-patient interaction involved in the promotion of a healing environment....Recommended."--Choice

Nursing is at a crossroads, facing shortages of unparalleled proportion at a time when society is experiencing health care challenges of great magnitude. At the center of professional nursing lies the authentic presence of the nurse, the intention and commitment that brings nurses to the profession in the first place. When there is congruence between who nurses are and what they do, nurses bring their souls to work. This balance is experienced as a healing presence that encourages the patient's self-healing capacity.

Throughout this book, JoEllen Koerner explores ways--scientific, creative, and spiritual--of understanding the power and impact of this "healing presence" on both the caregiver and those receiving care.

Wisdom from the field is presented in a series of reflections from multiple areas of practice. For all nurses and nursing students, the book offers practical application strategies for integrating the nursing process with the nurse's presence and a framework for personal and professional development.

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About the Author:

JoEllen Koerner, PhD, RN, FAAN, and CEO, NurseMetriX, is an author, editor, speaker, researcher, educator, and nurse executive leader of international renown. She is the Past President of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and 2005 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AONE Institute for Patient Care Research & Education. With extensive executive level management and leadership experience in health care administration, education, regulation, and e-commerce, her initial career efforts focused on nursing education and service in corporate health systems. She then worked in virtual education with curriculum modeling and delivery at the intersection of the philosophy and practice of professional nursing.

As Founder and CEO of NurseMetriX, Dr. Koerner designed applications of corporate, scientific and information technology for web-based innovations in the nursing profession. Her international and voluntary work is focused on workforce development for underrepresented sectors of society.

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"...would appeal to any nurse who wants to learn and reflect on the spiritual aspect of nursing....a much-needed book as technology continues to expand and a patient's humanity often becomes of secondary importance to their cure." (4 STARS)--Doody's Review Service

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