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Implementing Integrative Nursing in a Pediatric Setting

Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Children 2018, 5(8), 103;
Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 18 July 2018 / Accepted: 20 July 2018 / Published: 31 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Implementing Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Practice)
Pediatric blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) is one of the most challenging allopathic treatments a patient and family can be faced with. A large Midwest academic health center, and leader in pediatric BMT, made the decision in 2013 to incorporate integrative nursing as the care delivery model. Nurses trained in advanced nursing practice and specialized in integrative health and healing performed a deep-dive needs assessment, national benchmarking, a comprehensive review of the literature, and ultimately designed a comprehensive integrative program for pediatric patients and their families undergoing BMT. Four years after implementation, this paper discusses lessons learned, strengths, challenges and next phases of the program, including a research agenda. The authors conclude that it is feasible, acceptable and sustainable to implement a nurse-led integrative program within an academic health center-based pediatric BMT program. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric integrative nursing; program development; pediatric blood and marrow transplant pediatric integrative nursing; program development; pediatric blood and marrow transplant
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Voss, M.E.; Kreitzer, M.J. Implementing Integrative Nursing in a Pediatric Setting. Children 2018, 5, 103.

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