Psychoneuroimmunology: an emerging framework for nursing research.

  title={Psychoneuroimmunology: an emerging framework for nursing research.},
  author={Janice M. Zeller and Nancy L. McCain and Barbara Swanson},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={23 4},
Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is concerned with the mechanisms of bidirectional communication between the neuroendocrine and immune systems. Investigators in other disciplines have used this framework to guide the examination of possible relationships between behavioural factors and the progression of immunologically mediated illnesses and to evaluate the role of immune products in central nervous system disturbances. Nurse scientists have an opportunity to make unique contributions to the… CONTINUE READING

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