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Connell School of Nursing Prof Awarded Research Grant from American Holistic Nurses Association

will explore web-based yoga intervention for breast cancer survivors

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (July 2015) -- Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Jane Flanagan has received the American Holistic Nurses Association's 2015 Research Grant, a competitive award of up to $5,000 for members conducting holistic nursing research that advances practices in the field.

Jane Flanagan
Jane Flanagan

Flanagan will use the grant to help fund her research project "Bringing Yoga Home: Exploring the Use of a Web-based Yoga Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors." The project will have a nurse practitioner registered in yoga instruction develop an instructional yoga video specifically for breast cancer patients, stream the video online and review how the video is used and perceived by breast cancer survivors. The ultimate goal of the project is to determine whether increasing breast cancer patients' access to web-based, guided yoga will provide physical and psychological benefits, as well as a sense of connectedness to the institution and care providers after primary cancer treatment is completed.

She received the grant at the organization's 35th annual conference in Branson, Missouri.

Founded in 1981, the American Holistic Nurses Association is a non-profit professional membership organization committed to the advancement of holistic healthcare by increasing awareness and promoting education as well as personal community-building among nurses, other healthcare professionals and the public. Holistic nursing focuses on integrating traditional, complementary and alternative treatment opportunities to improve the physical, mental, emotional and relational health of the whole person.