American Holistic Nursing Association

American Holistic Nursing Association

A professional and advocacy group for U.S. nurses and their students who conduct research, educate others, or practice holistic nursing.

American Holistic Nursing Association (·merˑ·i·kn hō·liˑ·stik nerˑ·sing ·sōˈ·sē·āˑ·shn),

n.pr an organization founded in 1981 that promotes the development and progression of holistic nursing. It focuses on holistic principles associated with preventive education and health as well as integrating complementary and alternative medicine with concepts of allopathic medicine to provide healing. The
AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing defines and determines the scope of holistic practices. Other key publications includes the
Journal of Holistic Nursing, The American Holistic Nurses' Association Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing and the
IPAKHN (Inventory of Professional Activities and Knowledge Statements of a Holistic Nurse) Survey. Also called
AHNA.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Lori Knutson, director of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Institute for Health and Healing, has been named the 2006 American Holistic Nurse of the Year by the American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA).

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