AHNA Welcomes Richard Cowling, III as New Journal Editor
For Immediate Release Sept. 27, 2005
The AHNA is pleased to announce that the AHNA Journal of Holistic Nursing (JHN) now has a new editor: Richard Cowling, III RN, PhD, APRN-BC. Cowling joined the AHNA in 2001 after participating in its joint conference with the Rogerian Society of which he was president at the time. He was impressed by the refreshing attitudes of AHNA’s members towards their work, which he sees as sincerely caring and light-hearted at once.
Currently Professor and Director of the PhD Program in the School of Nursing at University of North Carolina Greensboro, Cowling is noted for his contributions to research through the development and implementation of unitary appreciative nursing and his presentations of his work, most notably with despairing women.
Cowling “see(s) AHNA’s journal as a window to the world of holistic health and healing from the view of committed nurses who honor the wholeness and inherent power of individuals, families and communities.” He envisions great advances for the journal, with the collaboration of its publishing company, Sage Publications.
These changes will include expanded content focal areas, new cover art, a new format and an electronic web-based manuscript tracking system, among other amenities — all with the intention of improving the overall quality and availability of information reflective of the holistic practice.
The AHNA was founded in 1981 and promotes the education of nurses, other health care professionals, and the public in the concepts, research and practice of healing the whole person.