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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
 April 2, 2012
Contact: Jeanne White, American Holistic Nurses Association, conference@ahna.org, (800) 278-2462 Ext. 14
   
32nd Annual AHNA Conference – Holistic Nurses: Catalysts for Conscious Change

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is holding their 32nd Annual Conference, Holistic Nurses: Catalysts for Conscious Change, June 13-16, 2012 (Pre-conference, June 12-13, 2012)  at the Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort in Snowbird, Utah.  Attendees will learn about holistic practice, education and research from all types of health experts. Up to 31.5 contact hours are available for nurses.* More information about the conference can be found at www.ahna.org/tabid/1200/default.aspx

Keynote speakers include:

Suzanne Gordon, award-winning journalist and author - Gordon has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and many other national publications. In addition, she has authored or edited 15 books including: When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients and Their Profession (2010); From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, Second Edition (2006). Her latest book is First Do Less Harm: Confronting Inconvenient Problems in Patient Safety.

Ms. Gordon has lectured on health care and nursing across the world and is currently working on a book about how the aviation industry became safer and what health care can learn from its recent efforts to create genuine teamwork among all levels of workers. 

Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is an energetic and passionate nursing leader who is currently a Dr. Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor for the School of Nursing at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  He has published more than 50 articles, book chapters, and monographs on the topics of leadership, academic–service partnerships, and workforce supply and demand; two chapters were in books that were named the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year.

Dr. Bleich’s passion for nursing is apparent in all that he does, including his work in transcending academic silos and bringing stakeholders from academic and service sectors together to improve educational and service delivery systems with high impact strategies that will change health care delivery.

He holds and has held appointments on the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Nursing Advisory Council and the National Advisory Council for the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Program. Dr. Bleich was also a member of the

Institute of Medicine Committee that wrote the IOM Future of Nursing Report: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011).

The purpose of AHNA’s 32nd annual conference is to explore personal, communal and global environments as a means for creating a framework for healing that incorporates inner peace and hope. Holistic nurses will leave this conference with an awareness of internal and external environments and an increased commitment to a collective voice for healing. Attendees will also enjoy early morning activities such as Yoga and Qigong and can participate in a Western “hoedown” banquet with silent auction and dancing.

All are welcome to attend—nurses, educators, administrators, and other healthcare practitioners from all specialties—and experience the healing value of holistic community, networks, sharing circles and mentorship.

The conference will offer attendees an enticing an educational roster of workshops, speakers, exhibitors and most importantly fellowship with like-minded nurses.

The conference brochure can be downloaded at www.ahna.org/Portals/4/docs/Conference/brochure.pdf

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals. Founded in 1981, AHNA is the definitive voice for holistic nursing, and promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing, serving as a bridge between conventional medicine and complementary and alternative healing practices. Holistic nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with defined scope and standards of practice. AHNA’s mission is to advance holistic nursing through community building, advocacy, research and education. For more information: www.ahna.org

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Founded in 1981, AHNA is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals.  AHNA is the definitive voice for holistic nursing, and promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing, serving as a bridge between conventional health care, the philosophy of holistic nursing  and complementary and alternative healing practices.  Holistic nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with a defined scope and standards of practice. Please visit AHNA's website at www.ahna.org.

 
 


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