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The Nurse-Herbalist:
Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice

New book by Martha Libster
Herbalism, the study and application of medicinal plants, is 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. 

What you will find in this textbook:
  • Practice Guidelines Rooted in Nursing Scholarship, Policy, and Science
  • The 5 Rights of Best Practice in Nurse-Herbalism
  • The Elements of Nature Care: Partnering with Plants in Holistic Nursing Practice   (Fire, Air, Water, Earth, Ether)
  • Integrative Insights from the Author’s 25 Years of Nurse-Herbalist Experience
  • Translating Botanical Science and Tradition into Nursing Care
  • Models for Designing an Evidence-Based Nurse-Herbalist Practice for Hospital, Community, or Office-Based Care
  • Herbal Experiments
  • Step-by-Step Process for Decoding Herbal Scientific Data
  • Solution-Focused Techniques for Solving Tough Problems in Health Care
  • A Nurses’ Herbal of More than 150 Herbal Simples (Remedies) Organized by HealthPattern for Easy Reference
  • Roots of Nurse-Herbalism: History of a Healing Tradition
  • New Dimensions of Nurse-Herbalism: Alchemy, Agni, and Spagyrics
  • Case Studies that Dispel Myths and Misconceptions About Herbs
  • Techniques in Herbal Diplomacy to Cultivate Global Health Care Reform
  • Self-Care Suggestions for Enjoying the Beauty of the Plant World
Dr. Martha Libster is an Herbal Diplomat® known internationally for her work on the complementarity of nursing practice, technology, and healing traditions, in particular the application of botanical therapies. Dr. Libster is a clinician-consultant and teacher in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and European and Western herbal therapies. She has authored numerous publications and received the Lavinia Dock Award for Exemplary Research and Writing for her book Herbal Diplomats in 2005. Dr. Libster is Director of Golden Apple Healing Arts, LLC.
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by Dr. Marlaine C. Smith, RN, PhD, FAAN