The Nurse-Herbalist: Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice
Herbalism, the study, and application of medicinal plants in nursing practice. Herbal remedies are essential elements of nursing and midwifery care. Nurse-herbalists partner with plants to provide human comfort with plants as a catalyst for change. Step by step, element by element-fire, air, water, earth, and ether-this comprehensive textbook guides you in the creation and implementation of your own holistic nurse-herbalist practice plan.
Indispensable book for the aspiring herbalist
on August 14, 2013
I started reading the nurse herbalist and I had a hard time putting it down! I wish this book was available many years ago. Dr. Libster is sharing very honestly and anecdotally her experience with herbs and her difficulties dealing with (or gaining acceptance from) mainstream physicians and nurses. She has courageously opened a door within the health care system for all of us that aspire to practice as nurse herbalists. Thanks to her research and her veracity, She has re-established the validity of herbal practice within the profession of nursing. We owe to Dr. Libster the organization of the practice of nurse herbalist today. In chapter one she describes different models of nurse herbalist practice. In chapter two she explains the pertinence of integrating herbs into health care despite the difficulty to abide by scientific research protocols to provide evidence. Chapter three to seven provide guidelines, rooted in nursing tradition and in several healing traditions, to start the practice of nurse herbalist. The book is very easy to read and offers great insights for the nursing herbalist practice. Dr. Libster does not hesitate to share her failures and her successes as a promoter of plant-based medicine. Whether nurses wish to vulgarize the use of herbs or to actively practice herbalism, I highly recommend reading this book. Reading The Nurse-Herbalist is uplifting and encouraging for those, like myself, who intend to include herbalism in their nursing practice.
Paperback: 450 pages
Publisher: Golden Apple Publications (March 21, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)