Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC
Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC: With passion and a persuasive eloquence, Barbara Dossey is expanding the domain of traditional nursing. As a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement, she works to advance the practice and philosophies of holistic care, both within the health professions and in the lives of lay people. Barbara articulates how healing is promoted by attending to the delicate interaction of body, mind, and spirit, and how centuries-old concepts can be successfully applied in the care of patients, and in every day living. Barbara Dossey, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement. She is Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored 23 books including Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (4th ed., 2005), Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership. Global Action (2005), Pocket Guide for Holistic Nursing (2005), Holistic Nursing (30 interactive web modules (2005), Compassionate Care of the Dying: Manual and Standards for Practice (2004), Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2000), and AHNA Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (editor, 1997). Barbara is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is certified in holistic nursing. She is a seven-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. She was awarded the 1985 Holistic Nurse of the Year by the American Holistic Nurses’ Association; the 1998 Healer of the Year by the Nurse Healers Professional Associates International, Inc.; the 1999 Pioneering Spirit Award by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; the 1999 Scientific and Medical Network Book of the Year by the Scientific and Medical Network, United Kingdom.