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Karen Sanders

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Third Messenger Talk Radio Hour

Exploring the Sacred Art of Being with Dying 

I was recently featured on Third Messenger Radio in an hour long interview during which we discussed the sacred art of being with dying. I shared my thoughts on the topic as an individual and as someone working in the field of patient advocacy. 

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Phoenix Nurses: A Path to Renewal

Sometimes being on the front lines involves caring for our colleagues. “Assisting nurses to nurture and heal themselves” is a defined role of holistic nursing practice (AHNA & ANA, 2013, p. 8). Nothing can be more catastrophic for a nurse’s career than the loss of her/his license to practice. In this dark hour, a nurse will often need extra support and someone to walk alongside her/him in the healing process. This article describes a holistic nurse in North Carolina who is helping nurses in her region find the courage to rise up from the ashes and start anew.