Charlotte L. Cuneo, MSN. RN, CCAP is a Clinical Nurse Educator for a general medical floor at Boston Medical Center. As a member on the hospital’s Integrative Care Committee, Charlotte helps plan educational offerings for nurses and participates in integrative initiatives. In 2011, Charlotte and her team published the article ‘The Effect of Reiki on Work-Related Stress of the Registered Nurse‘ in the Journal of Holistic Nursing. Charlotte’s interests include running, health and fitness, holistic health practices and crafts. She also has a private holistic nursing practice in Quincy, Ma.
I actually came across Charlotte’s work in my own quest for Reiki research that supported nurse self-care. Looking for tools, resources and information on stress management for nurses led me to Charlotte’s article. Her team’s work looked at the effect Reiki had on work-related stress in Registered Nurses. Their results indicated that when nurses practiced Reiki more often, they perceived a decreased stress level.
Charlotte and I will discuss:
- The Reiki research being done at Boston Medical Center;
- How Reiki education was introduced, developed and sustained by Charlotte’s group;
- The ways that Reiki has served as a self-care modality for nurses she has taught;
- And much, much more!
You can find out more about Charlotte, by accessing her website here.