Research Presentations and Posters from AHNA Annual Conference

2009    2010      2011  2012   2013  2014

 

2014 - AHNA's 33rd Annual Conference

A. The Nurse's Lived Experience of Becoming an Interprofessional Leader: Kim A Stiles, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, CNE, and Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD.


B
. Finding the Right Words: The Experience of New Nurses after ELNEC Education Integrated into a BSN Curriculum: Cindy Barrere, PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC.

C. Preferences to Receive Information about Palliative Care for Adult Patients:
Gail Elaine Pittroff, PhD, MAPS, BSN, RN.


D.  Familes' Perceptions of a Pediatric Palliative Aquatics Program: Sheila Pyatt, BSN.


E.  Acupressure for ADHD: A Pilot Program to Teach an Acupressure Protocol to Parents of Children Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD for Adjunctive Symptom Management:  Elizabeth Monson, M.A, M.S., ANP-C

F.  The Incidence and Impact of Deathbed Communication Reported by Hospice Nurses: Elizabeth Repede, APRN-BC, MS, FNP, CMH, RN, AHN-BC.

G.  Holistic Leadership Based Outcomes from an RN- BSN Reiki Course: Carey S Clark, PHD, RN, AHN-BC

H. Improving Health-Related Quality of Life with an Innovative Holistic Nursing Model of Care Entitled Centering Chronic Pelvic Pain: Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC and Maria T. Chao, DrPH, MPA


I.  The Effect of a Reflective Garden Walking Program: Ruth McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP

J.  Aromatherapy Hand Massage for Older Adults with Chronic Pain: Kathleen Cino PhD, RN, CNE

K.  The Effect of Sit-N-Fit Chair Yoga on Older Adults with Osteoarthritis: Ruth McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP, FAAN and William J. McCaffrey.

Poster Presentations:

Title   Author(s)
Stress Management as Healing for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA): Leading the Way.  Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT 
How Effective is Bowenwork?  Sandra Gustafson, RN, BSN, MHS
Effect of Healing Touch Education on Self-Care In Nurses.  Pegi Black, MSN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, CHTP/I
Use of Acupressure in Ambulatory Surgical Patients at High Risk for Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting.  Debra Hofmann, DNP, MS, RN
Leading Holistic Nurses Through Evidence-Based Practice: The Effects of Aromatherapy on Anxiety and Nausea in Cancer Patients Undergoing Post Access  Marty Downey, RN, MSN, PhD, AHN-BC, CHTP, CNE
The Impact of "Snack and Relax" on Nurses Professional Quality of Life.  Perpetua S. Markwell, RN, BSN
Preparing novice critical care nurses to be self-care leaders for tomorrow.  Deborah McElligott, DNP, RN
Hand Massage...Creating a Calmer You in Two Minutes.  Susi Roos, RN
Renewal Room: Bringing Forth an Awareness of Compassion Fatigue within the Oncology Nursing Environment and Offering an Innovative Solution Based on Self-Care.  Heidi Larder, MSN, RN, OCN

 

2013 - AHNA'S 34th Annual Conference
 
Posters Presentations:

 Title  Author(s)
Self-Reported Outcomes in a Longitudinal Study of Reiki with People with Cancer and Their Caregivers.  Meredith F. Kendall, RN, MSN
Stress and Stress Management in Mexican Americans with Type 2 Diabetes.  Emily G. Pfau, BSE
Spirituality: The Meaning as Experienced by Nurses Enrolled in Graduate Nursing Programs.  Ivreen Robinson, PhD, RN, FNP
Oceans of Possibilities: Evaluation of a Passive Nature Viewing Program.  Sally Cadman, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, AHN-BC
The Effects of Far Infrared Heat on Sub Acute Back Pain; A Pilot Study.   Annette R. Mitzel, DNP, RN, CNS, HTCP
Helping the Helpers: Decreasing Burnout Syndrome in Pediatric Oncology.  Deborah Kramer, EdD, RN, CPNP, FNP
Pain and Satisfaction During Mandatory Staff Influenza Vaccination Program: Can Relaxation Techniques Improve Vaccination Rates?  


2012 - AHNA's 32nd Annual Conference

 

 

 

AHNA 2012 Research Workshops

Pre-conference Workshop:
Holistic Nurses Create Change through Translational Research - Colleen Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Debra Lee James, BSN, RN, BA, HNB-BC, Ruth McCaffrey ND, ARNP, Sue Robertson, RN, PhD, Anne Vitale, PhD APN AHN-BC & Rorry Zahourek, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, AHN-BC - This workshop will provide holistic nurses with the knowledge and skills to participate in translational research and research teams. Emphasis will be on the value and importance of holistic nurses at all educational levels to understand, apply, and participate in translational research and research teams.
Track: Research/Praxis (B,I,A)


Poster Presentations:

 Title  Author(s)
Effect of Healing Touch on Post Surgical Adult Outpatients Joan Anderson RN, HTPA, Mary Kay Foley PT, GCFP, CHTP, Laurie Mallea RN, HTPA, Karen Morrison, RN, Marty Downey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Impact on Perceptions and Level of Stress of Students Learning Healing Touch Program Level 1 Curriculum Denise Anthes RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, HTCP/I 
Quality of Life and life satisfaction of cancer survivors after completing a community-based Integrative Therapy Program: Partners in Wellness Bonnie Berk MS, RN, HNB-BC, ERYT, Gigi Jantos RMT, Camille Baughman LMT, Meredith Frohman BA, Kaixan Liu BA, David Sarcone, PhD, J.A. Skelton, PhD
A Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program for Newly Hired Nurses Sherry S. Chesak MS, RN, Susanne Cutshall RN, CNS, Amit Sood MD, MSc, Denise A. Foy MSN, RN-BC, Darrell R. Schroeder MS
How can teachers foster nursing students' competence and emotional wellbeing? Pamela Crary PhD, Yacob Tedla MS, RN, & Diane Lauver, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN
Intentionality and Hatha Yoga: An Exploration of the Theory of Intentionality, the Matrix of Healing, Using Narrative Analysis to Test Theory Lauri Deary BSN, RN, RYT, CBS, Rothlyn (Rorry) Zahourek PhD, PMHCNS-BC, AHN-BC, Joan Roche PhD, RN, Karen Plotkin, PhD, RN
Empowering Nursing Students to Practice Holistically Dorothy J. Dunn PhD, APN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC
Healing Pathways - An Integrative Resiliency Training Program for Health Care Professionals Michael Earley, DMEd, Michael D. Earley, MEd, Bonnie Tarantino, MFA, Donna Audia, RN
Holistic Nurse Educators Transcend NaRisa Yvette Holt-Waldo PhD, RN, HTSM-CP
Reiki in Combination with Hypnotherapy to Prepare for Gastric Bypass Surgery Karen Pischke BSN, RN, RMT, NSMC, Sandra Skinner RN, MA, Frederick O. Buckle, Jr. MD, Cheryl Williams, BSN, CRT, TTS
Impact of Music Therapy on Patients and Family Members in Outpatient Chemotherapy Mary Allison Beckham RN, BSN, OCN; Kelly Phair; Judith Seipp RN, BSN, OCN, NE-BC; Susan E. Appling PhD, CRNP 

Research Papers:

Helping family caregivers access their inherent power to foster strong support systems in caring for persons with Parkinson's disease. -
Maryann Abendroth, PhD, RN

Research Needs Assessment of Members of the American Holistic Nurses Association -Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Debra Lee James BSN, RN, BA, HNB-BC, Ruth McCaffrey ND, ARNP, Sue Robertson, RN, PhD, & Rorry Zahourek, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, AHN-BC

Nurses' Attitudes and Barriers to Providing Spiritual Care - Barry Gallison MS, MSN, APRN-BC, NEA-BC

Promoting wellness behaviors as informed by self-determination theory and mindfulness principles - Diane R. Lauver, PhD RN FNP

The Effects of Daily Usui Ryoho Reiki Self-Treatment on the Perceived Stress of the
Staff Nurse -
Jeanette Lee Plodek, PhD

Testing feasibility of a brief mindfulness program among rural, low socioeconomic
workers. -
Rebecca West, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Diane R. Lauver, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC,
FAAN, Amit Sood, MD, MSc

2011 - AHNA's 31st Annual Conference
 
AHNA 2011 Research Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops:
The Holistic Nursing Avatar: Embodying Wholeness in Praxis
- W. Richard Cowling, III, RN, PhD, APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN ...to demonstrate the perspectives and practices for developing a praxis that embodies unitary healing for nurses and their clients. It will provide insights and strategies for practitioners, researchers, and educators who wish to ground their work in wholeness, patterning, and appreciation - an avatar of holistic nursing.
Tracks: Practice, Education & Research (I,A)
 
The Sacred Flow of Understanding Research: The IMRAD Method for Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches - Bernadette Lange, DNS, RN, AHN-BC; Carla Mariano RN, EdD, AHN-BC; Ruth McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP...to introduce IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results And Discussion) as a blueprint for the development of research proposals. Participants will improve skills in reading/critiquing research.
Track: Practice (B,I)

Conference Workshops:
Research Papers #1
Track: Education (B,I,A)
Can Caring and Self-care Education Improve Nurse Retention during the First Year of Employment? - Mary Ellen Bonczek, RN, MPA, NEA, BC; Dr. Ann D. Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, MS, RNC, AHN-BC, FAAPM; Kathy Wines, RN, BSN, MSHC, CNOR... To explore whether workshops designed to convey caring and to teach nurses self-care behaviors can improve retention of nurses during their first year of employment.

Utilizing Caring Pedagogy to Foster Student Nurse Transformation - Dr. Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN... to describe how a pre-licensure wellness course was redesigned utilizing caring pedagogy and discuss how student nurses' self concept, self-care practices, and stress levels changed while enrolled in that course.

Graduate Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Related to Depression in Older Adults: Implications for Holistic Nursing - Dr. Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Dr. Cynthia Barrere PhD, RN, AHN-BC...to discuss graduate students' knowledge and attitudes related to depression in older adults.

Research One-on-One Consultations - the purpose of the Research One-on-One Consultation sessions is to provide support to novice nurse researchers through education, individualized project development, and mentoring from more experienced nurse researchers. Register for this session if you are seeking mentoring for a research project or if  you are a doctorate prepared nurse who can provide mentoring.  Both Mentors and Mentees will receive 1.5 contact hours.  All registrants will receive a questionnaire, via e-mail, to aid in pairing mentees and mentors based on need and expertise.
Track: Research (B,I,A)

Stories of Healing from Holistic Nurses: Methodology and Preliminary Analysis - Dr. Marlaine C Smith, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN; Joan Engebretson, DrPH, AHN-BC, RN; Diane Wardell, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC; Mary Irene Enzman Hines, RN, PhD, PNPBC; Rothlyn (Rorry) Zahourek, PhD, PMHCNNS-BC, AHN-BC...to share the methodology and the preliminary analysis from a study of holistic nurses' stories of healing self or others.
Track: Research (B,I,A)

Research Papers #2
Track: Research/Practice (B,I,A)
The Influencing Effect of Anger, Anger Rumination and Gender on Living with Chronic Low Back Pain - Dr. Ann D. Quinlan-Colwell PhD, MS, RNC, AHN-BC, FAAPM... to share a research study, which explored the influencing effect that anger (emotional), anger rumination (cognitive) and gender (physical and multi levels) have on the experience of living with chronic low back pain.
A Pilot Study: The Effect of Healing Touch on Anxiety, Stress, Pain, Pain Medication Usage, and Physiological Measures in Hospitalized Sickle Cell Disease Adults Experiencing a Vaso-occlusive Pain Episode - Linda Thomas PhD-C, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, HTP... to report the results of a randomized controlled trial designed to determine the effectiveness of Healing Touch in hospitalized adults living with sickle cell disease (SCD) and experiencing Vaso-occlusive pain.

Poster Presentations:

Title Author(s)
The Effect of Lavender in Reducing Anxiety in the Pre-Cardiac Catheterization or Pre-Peripheral Catheterization Patient; A Pilot Study Susan Levenhagen, BSN, RN, HN-BC
The Effects of Self-Massage Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial Dorothea V Atkins, RN BSN, MA, ThD, David A. Eichler Ph.D
Caregiver Stress and Healing Touch Deborah Lynn Krueger, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNRN
Using Healing Touch in Non-Community Dwelling Older Adults with Pain: A Feasibility Study Dr. Sheila Decker, PhD, Diane Wind Wardell, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, AHN-BC, CHTP/I, Stanley G Cron, MSPH
Spiritual Care in Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing Barbara Baele Vincensi, PhDc, RN, FNP, AHN-BC
Spiritual Transformation from the Experience of Being Healed Through Prayer Mary a. Helming, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, 
Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Phenomenological Inquiry Dr Frances Downs, PhD
Dancing into Wholeness Kathleen M Miller, PhD, MA, RN, MGH
The Nurse Manifest Project: An Emerging Story Dr Carey Clark, RN, PHD

2010 - AHNA's 30th Annual Conference

AHNA 2010 Research Workshops

Pre-conference Workshop:
Research to Praxis: Using the Evidence to Implement Holistic Interventions for Practice and Education.
Research (B) Sue Robertson RN, PhD; Ruth McCaffrey ND, ARNP, BC, FND, GNP

Conference Workshops:
Research Papers # 1
 
Eco-Spirituality: The Experience of Environmental Meditation in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease. Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Cynthia Barrere PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: Creating a Healing Internal Environment for Women With Fibromyalgia.
  Janice Surina Cise DNS, RN, AHNC, BCIA-C

Impact of Reiki on Knee Replacement Patients: Rating of Pain Before and After Reiki Therapy. Carol Fazzini RN, BC; Ruth Mooney PhD, RN, Barbara Notte RN

Research Papers # 2
Hand Massage for Insomnia in Nursing Home Residents.
Marlaine Smith RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN;  Anne Vitale, PhD APN; Jacqueline Staal FNP-BC
Presentation Slides

Self-healing Practices: Connecting Internal and External Environments. Evelyn Clingerman PhD, RN

Expert Holistic Nurses' Advice to Nursing Students. Glenda Christiaens PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Jo Ann Abegglen DNP, APRN, PNP; Andrea Gardner BS, RN
 

A Mind Body Intervention for Depression in a Community Health Setting. Research & Practice (B) Kathleen M. Miller RN, MA, PhD

Stepping Stones: Achieving an Integrative Healthcare Framework. Education, Practice & Research (I)  Lourdes Lorenz RN, MSN-IH, AHN-BC, Denise Anthes RN, BSN, MBA, HTCP/I, HN-BC, Sandra Barkei RN, BSN, HTCP, HN-BC, Kat Knihnicki Yarboro RN, BSN, PhD, ThD, HN-BC

Reiki Research Dissemination: The Touchstone Project. Anne Vitale PhD APN; Elise Brownell PhD   
Presentation Slides    References
 

AHNA 2010 Research Poster Presentations

1. Is there a relationship between the use of Reiki and the self reporting level of anxiety of a mother of a neonatal abstinence syndrome baby. Christine Naoum-Heffernan RN, MS, CPNP, Reiki Master Teacher, Gilda Castillo, RN, Jeanine Midy RN, Carolyn Drew RN, MS, CCRN, Christine Pailler RN, BSN, Jocelyn Lundi RN, BSN, Janice Weinberg ScD, & Maureen Beirne Streff EdD, RN, MS, CS, BC
Abstract

2. Perceptions of Nursing Faculty and Students regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). By Karen Avino EdD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
Abstract

3. Time out for Tea: Guided Imagery Gatherings for Families and Staff in a Pediatric Oncology Unit. Anke Reineke PhD, BCIAC, Lisa Thompson RN, LMT, CHTP/I, Jeanie Spies RN, MSN, CPNP, & Tamara Maginot MS
Abstract

4. Healing the Air: Essential Oils and Healing the Effects of Tobacco. Barbara Cordell PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CCAP
Abstract

5. The M Technique: Creating a Healing Environment.
Jane Buckle PhD, MA, RN
Abstract
6. Creating a Healing Environment with Families who have a Child with Special Health Care Needs. Sharon Falkenstern PhD, CRNP
Abstract

7. Fostering an Environment of Healing and Civility in Nursing Education. Margaret “Marty” Downey RN, PhD, AHN-BC & Cynthia Clark RN, PhD, ANEF
Abstract

8. Healing at home: empowering family caregivers to use touch as supportive cancer care. William Collinge MSW, MPH, PhD & Mary Malinski BA, RN, LMT, HN-BC
Abstract

9. Spirituality of the Older Adult during Relocation to Long Term Care. Cheryl Lantz PhD(c). MS, RN & Dr. Eleanor Yurkovich, Professor, CNS/NP
Abstract

10. Hypnotherapy as an Aid for Smoking Cessation of Hospitalized Patients. Karen Pischke RN, BSN, Sarah Conway BA, Faysal Hasan MD, James Stahl MD, Anne Marie Bettencourt MTTS, Laura Beal MTTS, MSW. Joanne Rowley MS will be presenting with Karen Pischke.
Abstract

11. Nurses as a Therapeutic Presence: A Pilot Project. Debra Groath ARNP, DNP
Abstract

12. The Journey of Women with Breast Cancer who Engage in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: A Qualitative Exploration. M. Velma Weitz CRNP, DrNP, Kathleen Fisher PhD, CRNP, Vicki Lachman PhD APRN MBE, & Carolyn Tubbs PhD, LMFT, AAFT
Abstract

13. Religious and Spiritual Coping Among Family Caregivers of Persons with Early Memory Loss. Scott Nguy BS & Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN
Abstract


2009 - AHNA 29th Annual Conference

Conference attendee learns from poster presentation.This year we had six research papers and 13 research posters at conference. The research papers varied and included three that focused on students learning: 

1. The completion of a study, funded by an AHNA grant, by Lori Settersten PhD, RN, WHNP, C, FNP, BC, "The Effect of Esoteric Healing in Critical Thinking Among Family Nurse Practitioner Student",

2. Lisa Ruth-Sahd DEd, RN, CEN, CCRN presented her study, "The Use if Nursing Student Dyads to Create Sacred Space in the Clinical Experience"
 
3. "Holistic Coping in BSN Students" by Kathleen Hudson RN, MSN, MBA and and Linda Colvin RN, MS.
 
Two studies focused on self care for the nurse and nursing staff. Marlaine Smith RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN presented a study by Anne Vitale PhD, APN, "Nurses' Lived Experience of Reiki for Self-Care" and Patricia J. Meyer, RN, MS, AOCN, LMT, CCAP presented "Aromatherapy for Stress Management: Caring for the Hospital Caregivers".
 
An unusual for AHNA and interesting study using a basic science research approach with rats was "Are We in "Tune" with Wound Healing?" presented by Susan McAlister DNP (c), RN, CMP. This study looked at the effect of different sound frequencies on the rats' pressure sore healing rates.
 
The posters from conference are organized in the table below.

Title

Category

Presenter

Co-presenters

The Relationship between Self-Care and Professional Self-Concept among Midwestern Nurses

Research

Desiree Hensel PhD, RN

 

The Relationship between Adolescent Girls and Horses:
Implications for Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapies

Research

Meg Toukonen RN, CNS, PhD©

 

The Influence of a Spirituality-Based Intervention on Quality of Life, Depression, and Anxiety in Community-Dwelling Adults with Cardiovascular Disease

Research

Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Cynthia Barrere, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Mary Helming   PhD, APRN, FNP

"I don't know why I'm telling you this." The life processes and patterns of patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Research

Jane Flanagan PhD, ANP-BC

Elizabeth Ryan

Impact of a Therapeutic Music Intervention on Patients Hospitalized for Emergent Medical Conditions

Research

Kari Sand-Jecklin EdD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC  

Howard Emerson   BA, CMP

Nursing support for early adult male outpatients in a suffering situation after bone marrow transplantation

Research

Tsuneo Nagai RN

Emiko Endo, PhD, RN

Knowledge, Attitudes and Use of Complementary and Integrative Therapies among Clinical Nurse Specialist in an Academic Medical Center

Research

Susanne M. Cutshall RN, MS, CNS, AHN-BC

Anne Miers, RN, MS, CNS

Effects of Healing Touch on Pediatric Pain and Comfort in the Post Operative Period

Research 

Monica Meier RN, CHTP, CCA, IBCLC

Wendy Rolf , RN, MSN, CHTP/I, AHN-BC

The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nursing Interventions in Pediatric Oncology Nurses

Research

Jennifer I Rheingans PhD, RN, AHN-BC

 

Daily Spiritual Experiences and Perceived Quality of Life of Young Adult Women:
Exploring the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence (A Pilot Study)

Research

Carolyn J. Nickerson MSN, MA, EdD, RN, CNE

Alison Colbert, PhD, APRN-BC   Rick Zoucha, PhD, APRN, BC, CTN   Jennifer Behun, BSN, RN

The Field Note as Reflective Practice: Co Creating Sacred Space in Qualitative Research

Research 

Bernadette Lange DNS, RN, AHN-BC

 

The Process of Nursing Care based on Partnership between a Practicing
Nurse and a Patient with Cancer in Chaos

Research

Mari Takaki PhD, RN

 

Creating Sacred Space for Nurses

Research

Bernadette Beach RN, BSN, MSN

Barbara Nabozny-Valerio, RNC, BSN, IBCLC



 
 


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