Research Resources

Creating a Conference Proposal
Creating a Poster Proposal / Presentation
Useful Web sites

AHNA Policies & Statements
Read the White Paper - Revised in 2016
Policy on AHNA Member Utilization for Research Purposes

Creating a Conference Proposal

Sample Abstracts:

Research Sample - quantitative

Research Sample - qualitative

Research Abstract Sample
Research in Progress - Sample Abstract

Creating a Poster Proposal / Presentation

Advice on Designing Scientific Posters

The Art of the Poster Presentation

Poster Presentations

Preparing and Presenting Effective Research Posters 

Example Poster Sample

Useful Web Sites

Reiki: The study summaries provided by the Center for Reiki Research are a good source for information on Reiki Research

Healing Beyond Borders Bibliography - This bibliography includes nearly 200 articles about Healing Touch, published from 1992 to present.

American Nurses Association's Research Toolkit

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Research Page

The Institute for Traditional Medicine has many useful articles, including How to Search the Web for Medical Information.

AHNA members have access to the Journal of Holistic Nursing archives, including prepublication articles. If you have never accessed JHN online, please learn more.

Methods is a free site sponsored by SAGE publishers. It is a discussion forum on which books and videos are reviewed and discussions are occurring on problems one encounters with methodology
The mission of the Samueli Institute is to transform health care through the scientific exploration of healing. The vision is a world in which healing processes are the formative concept for achieving and maintaining wellness and ameliorating chronic disease. This site has a research section. The Institute is funding efforts to support healing environments and to advance the understanding of healing.
 Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) is an organization of mental health professionals and allied energy health practitioners who are dedicated to developing and applying energy psychology methods. This web site also has a site on research on which reviews of research on energy psychology can be found. The association is particularly interested in EFT. Emotional Freedom Technique and demonstrating its effectiveness.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has a very useful Web site. Click here for new funding opportunity announcementsAnd there is so much more.

Norm Shealy's free eNewsletter has a variety of information about the mind-body phenomenon as well as research in various topics that would be useful to holistic nurses and to holistic nursing researchers. 
The Council for Healing and the International Journal of Caring and Healing are both free and have useful information about research in holism and healing as well as other clinical issues.  The journal is edited by Daniel Benor.

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