Complimentary vs Traditional Medicine: Giving Veterans a choice

I published a great article with Judith L Jones, published April 2015 in Nurses fyi Magazine

American service members and veterans are considering complementary therapies over prescription drugs, and narcotics to help ease depression, stress, and joint pain. Complimentary therapies, (CT), include reiki, meditation, aquatherapy, supplements and acupuncture. These therapies represent the therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and the patient, taking into account the whole person and their lifestyle. Continue reading “Complimentary vs Traditional Medicine: Giving Veterans a choice”

One Way to Become a Holistic Nurse Practitioner

Once upon a time, about five years ago, I was interested in expanding my role as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at my place of employment at the local Veterans Administration hospital. I work in an outpatient primary care clinic. I wanted to be able to treat my patients more openly with natural/holistic methods. I had always been vocal about holistic healing practices, but I really wanted to come out more in the open with them. Continue reading “One Way to Become a Holistic Nurse Practitioner”