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AHNA is committed to developing nurse and healthcare professional competance in holistic modalities and complementary nursing interventions.

Our goal is to promote incorporation of holistic nursing and alternative geriatric care options through professional education. 

The resources provided are intended to improve outcomes in quality of health care for older adults, provide up-to-date information in clinical practice, and advance holistic nursing competence.

Elders: Holistic Education 

 

FREE Home Study or Pay for 1.0 CNE

 

AHNA offers a set of home study courses in subjects pertinent to Holistic Geriatric Nursing. Created in collaboration with Nurse Competence in Aging (NCA) grantees, CNE's were updated in 2020! 

 

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Gentle, mind-body exercises combining slow-flowing intentional movements with breathing, awareness and visualization are rooted in the Asian traditions of martial arts, Chinese medicine and philosophy. Moving the body can help prevent and treat dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. While some increase stamina, others improve strength, mobility, balance, or flexibility. Tai chi, Qi Gong, and Yoga enhance relaxation, vitality, focus, posture, balance, strength, flexibility, and mood.  

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AHNA Beginnings Magazine February 2019 AHNA Beginnings Magazine February 2019

AHNA Beginnings Magazine February 2019

Focused in topics of Holistic advanced care,the following articles discuss caregiving, end-of life nursing, and aging-in-place.     Donna M. Adams, RN, OCN, CHPN,  HTCP/I and Melinda H. Chichester,  HTCP/I, EOL Doula. Integrating Healing Touch for Advanced Illness and End of Life Nursing Care.pdf Beginnings, 2019.
Gale Lyman, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, Forgotten Family Caregivers 
Rita K. Chow, EdD, RN, AHN-BC(ret). Holistic Nurses Champion Aging In Place.
Karen Radtke, MSN, APN, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC. Advanced Nurse Coaching for Patients with Complex Needs.
End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

Written by Lynn Keegan and Carole Ann Drick (2011).   The book addresses the need for expanded attention to the dying process, proposing an innovative solution "Golden Rooms" offering personalized, peaceful, dignified and loving care at the end of life. 
Care Angel Helping Millions of Families Take Better Care Care Angel Helping Millions of Families Take Better Care

Care Angel Helping Millions of Families Take Better Care

Care Angel Free Assistance for Caregivers provides remote monitoring, welfare check-ins, and proactive medication and appointment reminders. Recommended by AHNA member and family care-giver- it is not sponsored and is a free service.