Openness: a qualitative analysis of nurses' and patients' experiences of therapeutic touch.

@article{Heidt1990OpennessAQ,
  title={Openness: a qualitative analysis of nurses' and patients' experiences of therapeutic touch.},
  author={Patricia Heidt},
  journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship},
  year={1990},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          180-6
        }
}
The constant comparative method was used to generate a grounded theory explaining the process of therapeutic touch for seven nurses and seven patients. Interviews and observations of one treatment session each indicate that the primary experience of therapeutic touch is opening to the flow of the universal life energy. This includes three major categories of experience: (a) opening intent--allowing oneself to focus on getting the universal life energy moving again; (b) opening sensitivity… CONTINUE READING

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