The Development of a Mind-Body-Spirit Certification Program in Nursing.

Author: Arcari PM1, Flanagan J2.
1Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College.
Conference/Journal: J Holist Nurs.
Date published: 2014 Sep 3
Other: Word Count: 155

Stress and anxiety experienced by patients particularly during hospitalization can be positively affected by an approach to care that emphasizes the uniqueness of the patient, the patient-provider relationship, and mind-body-spirit interventions. Although patients seek care that addresses stress and promotes relaxation within the hospital environment, there is evidence that there are lost opportunities aimed at addressing these concerns within the current health care environment. Nursing leadership at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions recognized a need to address this gap in knowledge that exists in the practice setting. The purpose of this article is to describe and discuss the development and implementation of a program in mind-body-spirit nursing that was developed collaboratively between the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and the Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
© The Author(s) 2014.
education; enduring and emerging topics; holistic theories and practices; nursing knowledge

PMID: 25186960