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CTCA Announces 34th American Holistic Nurses Association Conference

Source: ZB Guide

Author: Staff Report

Published: February 12, 2014

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) announced today that three poster presentations have been accepted for presentation at the 34th Annual American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Conference in Portland, OR, June 5 through June 8, 2014.

The three posters are in keeping with the conference theme: Through the Looking Glass: A Vision of Holistic Leadership, which addresses how holistic nurses are poised to lead the way at transforming the healthcare system to one built on the core values of Holistic Nursing.

The following posters will be presented:

  • Self-Care Anywhere, which introduces a new patterning to nurses aimed at expanding their consciousness of the importance of self care: Marcie J. Carlson, MSN, RN, AHN-BC; Adrienne C. Schultz, MSN, RN; Sandra C. Beta, MSN, RN, HN-BC, OCN; Michelle Moore, BSN, RN, HN-BC; Laurie J. Tomsa, BSN, RN, MammoCare Specialist; Theresa S. Peters, BSN, RN, OCN; and Lizabeth K. Reglewski, BSN, RN.
  • Hand Massage… Creating a Calmer You, which demonstrates how hand massage can alleviate physical and emotional stress: Susi Roos, RN; Krista Green, BSN, RN; Adriene O. Harris, MSN, RN; Mary M. Thyne, RN; Jessica M. Kapustin, MSN, RN, CRN, HN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P; Laarni F. Samaniego, MSN, RN, OCN; Realina Rafi-Baird, BSN, RN, OCN.
  • Renewal Room, which provides nurses a serene spot away from work; a place

where they can take precious minutes to refresh and renew their minds, bodies and spirits: Christine M. Diab, RN, CVT; Heidi A. Larder, MSN, RN, HN-BC, OCN; Jillianne Shriver, RN; Darby Hilgendorf, RN; Joan M. Koral, RN; Sharon A. Oliver, ADN, RN, OCN, CRNI; Carmelita Zeta-Sanchez, MSN, RN, NE-BC.

“We are thrilled that all three of the posters that our nurses submitted to AHNA were accepted and will be presented,” said Jacklynn Lesniak, MS, BSN, RN, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, CTCA at Midwestern. “As a Magnet®-recognized hospital, we place great emphasis on evidence-based practice, research, and innovations in care. This body of holistic nursing research develops knowledge and assists in providing the practice-based evidence that is needed to transform health care into holistic care,” she added.