Mary Blaszko Helming, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, FNP-Track Coordinator for DNP and MSN Programs, Professor of Nursing, Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, Hamden, Connecticut
Mary Helming PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC is a family nurse practitioner, Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and an advanced holistic nurse . Her research interests include spirituality in nursing, near death experience, prayer and healing, and educating nurse practitioner students about holism and integrative healthcare. Dr. Helming has over 30 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner in family practice, internal medicine, and occupational health. She has published several articles, several book chapters and she reviews for three journals. Dr. Helming served as a Co-Associate Editor for Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice and has presented at AHNA conferences and nurse practitioner conferences. She is very grateful for the incredible friendship and guidance of Drs. Barbie Dossey and Lynn Keegan, and the work of her current co-editors.
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Cynthia C. Barrere, PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC-Director of Faculty Development & Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
Cynthia Barrere PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC is known for her expertise in research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement. She holds two national organization leadership positions in which her consultation provides guidance to nurses seeking to conduct studies and practice based on the evidence. Her research examines ways to blend traditional nursing interventions (for patients with stroke and heart failure) with holistic concepts (such as communication, presence, spirituality, and quality of life) to provide nurses with creative yet practical care interventions that improve patient outcomes. Dr. Barrere has published numerous articles, has invited chapters in two nursing textbooks, is a Co-Associate Editor of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 6th edition, is a reviewer for several refereed nursing journals, and has given numerous presentations to nursing and healthcare audiences locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has truly enjoyed this journey of writing, collaboration, and friendship throughout the creation of the Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing, Second Edition.
Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC-Coordinator RN to BSN Program, University of Delaware, School of Nursing, Newark, Delaware
Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC is a board certified advanced holistic nurse, and health and wellness nurse coach. Karen is a Reiki Master, and HeartMath practitioner providing stress management sessions to clients. With 38 years of holistic practice and teaching experiences, Karen teaches courses on Holistic Nursing and Integrative Health in both the nursing and health coaching programs at the University of Delaware. Currently she is researching wellness coaching effects on breast cancer survivors. She founded the Delaware American Holistic Nurses Association Chapter and is actively involved in engaging nurses throughout the state in holistic practice and self-care. Through grant funding, Karen provided a holistic nursing professional development course for nursing faculty in the State of Delaware to encourage the integration of holistic nursing into the curriculum. Karen’s vision is to create an educational environment where nurses develop a personal understanding of their potential as both a nurse and a human being.
Deborah Shields, PhD, RN, CCRN, AHN-BC-Associate Professor, Nursing, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
Deborah Shields, RN, PhD, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, a staff nurse in PACU at Doctors Hospital OhioHealth in Columbus, and a has a private practice as a Qualified Therapeutic Touch teacher, practitioner and mentor. With over 30 years of experience in clinical practice and nursing education, Dr. Shields is committed to the Core Values of Holistic Nursing and passionate about exploring ways to integrate caring concepts into our lives, weaving these into heart-centered, intentional care practices for self and other. She presents widely on a number of topics grounded in holistic practice, sharing her ideas with local, national and international interdisciplinary audiences. Dr. Shields’ research interests include the experience of receiving Therapeutic Touch in people living with heart failure, exploring meaning in nursing and near death experiences. She serves as a nursing journal reviewer and recently published an aesthetic narrative. Her role in professional associations provides her with opportunities to connect with holistic nurses and interdisciplinary healthcare colleagues around the world. Dr. Shields is deeply grateful to her co-editors and mentors in this work.