A board-certified Advanced Holistic Nurse and international scholar, Assistant Professor Elizabeth “Lisa” Kinchen focuses her research on holistic nursing as a philosophy and mode of care that considers all aspects of a person’s existence (body, mind, and spirit) in promoting health and healing, and that honors the importance of patient-centered, relationship-based and comprehensive care. Kinchen’s scholarly activities include the measurement, exploration, and implementation of holistic care processes and interventions (including stress reduction and shared decision-making), and the influence of holistic care on healing and health outcomes in patient, student and community populations. She is an author and frequent presenter of her scholarly work at local, national and international conferences in the area of holistic nursing care in generalist and advanced practice.

  • PhD, Florida Atlantic University
  • MSN, Florida Atlantic University
  • BSN, University of Saint Francis
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, Journal of Nursing Measurement
  • Reviewer, Journal of Holistic Nursing
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Distinguished Scholar, Global Academy of Holistic Nursing, 2021
Selected Professional Activities
  • Research Committee Member, American Holistic Nurses Association
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • International Association for Human Caring
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing

Expertise & Research

  • Acute Care
  • Holistic Care
  • Primary Care
  • Quantitative Research Methods
Research Areas
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
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