Letters to the Editor

It was delightful to see “Nursing the Whole Patient” [Spring 2007]. I wish to let readers know about another energy therapy modality called Healing Touch. All energy therapies, including Reiki, work with the Subtle Energies of the human body to promote deep relaxation and healing. Healing Touch is different from Reiki, because it is developed by nurses and utilizes the nursing process to assess, treat, and evaluate the results of energy work. It is the only training program in energy medicine that provides CEU’s and certification.

Anne Dorsey Emmons MS, APRN-BC,CHTP
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Integrative Psychotherapist
Certified Healing Touch Practitioner

For the record, in the Fall/Winter issue of the magazine, the picture on page 56 (“Defining Moments,” from the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) depicts nursing students Karen Curtis (with blonde hair) and Jeanne Brinkley (with darker hair). The Hopkins nurse is Winifred Wheeler, who was a School of Nursing clinical instructor (at the “basics” level) for many years.

Eileen Doll ’70

I want to compliment the recent Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine. I was especially impressed with the article on the building (“Building Opportunities”). It is a clear statement on the need, challenges, and rewards that will accompany it.

Matthew P. Haag
Director of Major Gifts
University of Rochester

The magazine is beautiful! Please give my compliments to those responsible.

Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH
Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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