June 2-5, 2011 AHNA National Conference - Louisville, KY
American Holistic Nurses Association
Marriott Downtown -- Louisville, KY
June 2-5, 2011
"Holistic Nursing: Tending to the Sacred Flow of Life"
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
In the early 1980's Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic with Dr. Benson and Dr. Ilan Kutz, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary edition, newly revised, was published in 2007. Author or co-author of 13 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special Inner Peace for Busy People, she is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Boulder, Colorado and the Director of The Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program.
"Kitty" will be addressing issues of the journey at the beginning of life and Kay will speak as one who walks with those at the end of life~~~
Eunice (Kitty) Ernst, RN, CNM, MPH, DSc (hon) - Mary Breckinridge Chair of Midwifery
Dr. Ernst is the only endowed Chair of Midwifery in the United States. She is a certified nurse-midwife graduate of Kentucky's Frontier School of Midwifery with a master's degree in public health. A renowned visionary in the field of midwifery, Kitty has pioneered pregnancy and birth care advances for more than 40 years.
Kay Sandor, Ph.D., RN, LPC, AHN-BC
Dr. Sandor is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Nursing at Galveston and An Associate Member of the Institute for the Medical Humanities. Dr. Sandor is a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist and is a certified advanced practice holistic nurse. She has completed the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to train faculty and practitioners in Palliative Care. Her specialty as a nurse psychotherapist is grief and loss.