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Martha M Libster

Martha M Libster
Golden Apple Healing Arts

PhD, MSN, APRN-PMHCNS, APHN-BC FAAN
Education and Consultation

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Introduction
Dr. Martha Mathews Libster - Practice Models: Nurse-Herbalism, Elements of Care Program for Precision Self Care, Health Culture Diplomacy. Master nurse-educator and program designer: Holistic Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Integrative Nursing; Health Culture DIplomacy; Infant Mental Health. See www.DrMarthaLibster.com www.GoldenAppleHealingArts.com
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - August 2022
Milwaukee School of Engineering School of Nursing / Rogers Behavioral Health
Position
  • Director of Academic - Practice Partnership Design and PMHNP Program
Description
  • Designed PMHNP program - includes all 6 Psychiatric APRN roles. Theoretical structure: Solution-focused therapy/existentialism/Modeling and Role Modeling/Adaptation Model. Outcomes: Belonging. CCNE 10 years and Endorsed holistic advanced practice program by American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation.
August 2016 - June 2017
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Position
  • Head of Faculty
August 2011 - August 2016
Governors State University
Position
  • Managing Director

Publications

Publications (42)
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The first textbook for advanced practice and registered nurses that defines an energetics first integrative holistic approach to care as precision nursing science. Libster offers the Elements of Care practice model as a solution for nurses in health care systems plagued by over-prescription, problems, and pathologies, and seeking alternatives to th...
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Beating burnout is possible! In her latest book for advanced practice and registered nurses, Dr. Martha Libster guides the reader step-by-step to heal—and prevent—burnout. Burnout is a common term for a state of perceived exhaustion of energy. Instead of dwelling on this problem that many nurses today are familiar with, this book focuses on solut...
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Herbalism, the study and application of medicinal plants, is nursing practice. Herbal remedies are essential elements of nursing and midwifery care. Nurse-herbalists partner with plants to provide human comfort with plants as a catalyst for change. Step by step, element by element-fire, air, water, earth, and ether- this comprehensive textbook guid...
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Herbal Diplomats is the first book to explore the healing and caring role of American women nurses during the health care reform period known as the Botanical Medical Movement (1830 -1860). The contributions of three communities' nurses to the development of American botanical therapies are highlighted. Included are the Shaker Community nurses, the...
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Inspirational history of American nurses as innovators in healthcare reform specifically behavioral health care. Includes the full text of a never-before-published nursing fundamentals book, Advices Concerning the Sick (c.1840), which predates Nightingale's Notes on Nursing. This history portrays the foundations of American Psychiatric Nursing and...
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History of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. This Epub highlights some of the inspirational research findings in the full length history titled Enlightened Charity available at www.GoldenAppleHealingArts.com/store
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Gentle Medicine for Balance in Body and Peace of Mind by Dr. Martha M. Libster Textbook Elements of Care Precision Self-care with plants as partners. • Create Balance in Body and Peace of Mind • Discover the Energetics of Your Health Patterns • Design Your Gentle Medicine Self-care Plan with Precision Plant Partnership • Make Simple Herbal Remedi...
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Action Research Applying the Elements of Care precision Self-care program with plants as partners in leading healthcare reform. Elements of Care is a registered trademark of Dr. Martha Libster.
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Parents and healthcare providers are reported to be “desperate” for solutions for dealing with temper tantrums and other extreme “disruptive behaviors.” Reports state that at least 10,000 and as many as 20,000 infants under the age of two in 2014 were prescribed drugs such as risperidone, quetiapine, and other antipsychotic medications, suggesting...
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Parents and healthcare providers are reported to be “desperate” for solutions for dealing with temper tantrums and other extreme “disruptive behaviors.” Reports state that at least 10,000 and as many as 20,000 infants under the age of two in 2014 were prescribed drugs such as risperidone, quetiapine, and other antipsychotic medications, suggesting...
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Free Access to New Article by Dr. Martha Libster "Spiritual formation, secularization, and reform of professional nursing and education in antebellum America." USE THIS LINK https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WVImV6qXsQaWv
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The origin story of professional nursing associated with antebellum American faith communities is all but lost. This paper provides historical evidence for professional nursing for that period using a case study approach that examines three faith communities: the Sisters and Daughters of Charity, the Shakers, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte...
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To Read Complete volume on the Cultural Diplomacy Model DOWNLOAD E PUB - Perspective in Cultural Diplomacy: Volume 1- Nursing at https://www.goldenapplehealingarts.com/store Abstract: The qualities of “sensitivity,” “awareness,” “diversity,” “competence,” and “safety” have defined culture as a foundational concept guiding nursing education and pra...
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This paper describes the Cultural Diplomacy Model™ (CDM) that has been used for the past ten years in the development of a curriculum and practice guide for nurses and nursing students in building a caring community through diplomacy as a peacemaking cultural endeavor. Twenty-first century nurses, whose focus is peacemaking through cultural and hea...
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The Science of Energy Flow (SEF) is a step-by-step guide for learning touch and visualization techniques for activating energy fields in the feet that correspond to the entire body and its systems (holography). SEF incorporates the ancient healing traditions of foot reflexology, footpath ablution, and soothing herbal oils and wraps with new scienti...
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Purpose: While the Affordable Care Act in the United States has introduced significant change in American health care policy, the nursing profession has undertaken its own substantial attempt at national reform of the licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE) of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses through what is known as the Co...
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Nurse leaders today are faced with a pressing concern to reevaluate established community resources and models for academic-practice partnerships that have been used in the preparation of new and advanced practice nurses. Nursing reform in education and practice is not achieved as a simple series of decisions in the present moment with future direc...
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FREE DOWNLOAD http://www.aacn.nche.edu/downloads/academic-practice-partnerships-task-force/NursingHeritageForgingPartnerships.pdf
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Community has historically provided an essential psycho-spiritual framework for nursing. Changes in communication technology pose challenges for nurses internationally who create communities across borders. This article discusses The Bamboo Bridge online community, a project responding to the global call for nursing education about the complementar...
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Community has historically provided an essential psycho-spiritual framework for nursing. Changes in communication technology pose challenges for nurses internationally who create communities across borders. This article discusses The Bamboo Bridge online community, a project responding to the global call for nursing education about the complementar...
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Mdm. Helena Roerich (1879 - 1957) was a Russian born spiritual teacher and healer, whose series of Agni Yoga books, which she referred to as “The Living Ethic”, was written over the course of thirteen years from 1924-1937. This paper is a historical montage of Mdm. Roerich’s teachings on imperil extracted from the Living Ethic books and her publish...
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During the mid 19th century, herbal remedies were the platform for a major health reform movement in America known as the Botanical Medical Movement (BMM). A number of histories have been written on the BMM from the perspectives of physicians and pharmacists. This article describes the history of nurse-herbalism during the period and the impact tha...
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Although there is historical evidence that nursing has been a profession that nurtures and affirms young nurses, some have observed recently that senior nurses “eat their young” and that there is a lack of student nurse socialization, creating poor role identification. Some young nurses are leaving the profession. This paper suggests that senior nu...
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The natural elements ether, fire, air, water, and earth foundational to many healing traditions are also present in nursing history. Regulation of these elements can be traced to 19th-century nurses' "sickroom management." Nightingale's Notes on Nursing and Coskery's Advices Concerning the Sick provide examples of holistic application of the elemen...
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Dorothea Orem’s work in self-care and dependent-care nursing is examined within the historical context of her personal connection with the Vincentian-Louisiana nursing tradition of the Daughters of Charity. American self-care nursing is rooted in the work of early and mid-19th century Daughters of Charity nurses. It was during this period that self...
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In the biomedical model of care, practitioners are familiar with the focus of service being the product or outcome. Integrative care is an ongoing creative process where patients and health practitioners work together to bring about healing for the patient by carefully choosing and using biomedical and complementary therapies. How complementary and...
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International expert in nurse-herbalism, Dr. Martha M. Libster, produced this 900-page reference text in 2002. It has been the go-to reference for nurses, healers, and the public in 17 countries. The book profiles 52 plants that can be easily integrated in practice. FULL TEXT available as EPUB download https://www.goldenapplehealingarts.com/shop
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First book by American pioneer of integrative nursing, Dr. Martha Libster, looks at the ways that nurses have historically demonstrated care and how caring modalities, referred to as healing traditions or complementary therapies, are integrated with contemporary nursing practice. EPUB Download Available https://www.goldenapplehealingarts.com/shop
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Many Americans are self-medicating with herbal medicines. Health care practitioners often need to consult with, and/or refer to a medical herbalist in order to fully address the herb information needs of their clients. This article provides a guideline for the health practitioner to use when assessing the competency and expertise of an herb practit...

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