In keeping with the International Women’s Day theme for 2014, Inspiring Change, we are honored to bring you a conversation with Barbara Dossey, PhD, who Dr. Miller refers to as the “Florence Nightingale of our time. If you have a watered–down image of the original Florence Nightingale, then you haven’t read Dr. Dossey’s book, Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer.
“Barbara is a long time friend and colleague; in fact, I had the honor of introducing Dr. Dossey and her well known physician husband Larry Dossey to my original work in holistic and mind body (integral) medicine back in 1970 – and it is a delight to see how far they have advanced the field of healing since then.” – Dr. Miller
In this stimulating conversation you will learn about the incredible contributions Ms. Nightingale made back in 1853 during the Crimean war (a timely topic, since we are currently tilting on the verge of yet another Crimean war), and the remarkable advances of professional nursing in recent years. If you think nurses are just people who help you in and out of bed in hospitals, you will be amazed at how varied and important nursing really is.
You will learn about the new field of Nurse Coaching, and Dr. Dossey’s “Theory of Integral Nursing.” We will explore the 5 steps of Western Mysticism and how they relate to Florence Nightingale’s career, then we will have a brief guided imagery through these steps in our own lives. Dr. Dossey then presents the field of nurse coaching and her popular Theory of the Integral Nursing and shares with us the emerging global focus of nursing and the current Millennium Goals now being followed by more than 19 million nurses worldwide.
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Readers are informed and exhilarated by the story of Florence Nightingale, a brilliant pioneer who played a major role in making nursing the respected profession it is today. This sumptuously illustrated biography of nursing’s inspiring founder focuses on Nightingale’s mystic beliefs, her contributions to public health and infection control, and her trailblazing work in government and health care reform. Discover Nightingale’s life as a mystic and her many health care theories and practices that are still in use today.