Date of Award

Winter 12-7-2011

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)



First Advisor

Cheryl Leuning


The use of integrative medicine is growing, and the nursing profession has a responsibility to meet the changing needs of patients. This paper describes a model of nursing for delivering integrative medicine practices at the bedside to persons suffering with post-traumatic headache pain related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is grounded in Katherine Kolcaba's Comfort Theory. A patient is best served when the holistic principles of integrative medicine are facilitated by a nurse who is centered and able to introduce these modalities with positive intention. The goal of the practice model is to provide the foundation for nursing to capture these principles when at the bedside. Through the use of the nursing practice model, nursing can deliver the integrative medicine approaches that will help the patient to achieve the relief ease, and transcendence as described in the principles of Comfort Theory.


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