A pilot study: Reiki for self-care of nurses and healthcare providers

Holist Nurs Pract. 2006 Mar-Apr;20(2):95-101. doi: 10.1097/00004650-200603000-00010.


The purpose of this study was to determine if Reiki energy therapy, level I, was taught as a self-care practice to healthcare providers, would their caring perceptions change? Methodological triangulation technique, including a self-report caring scale and interviews, was used, demonstrating positive changes in perceptions of participants' caring behaviors.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Holistic Nursing / education
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pilot Projects
  • Self Care / methods*
  • Self Care / psychology
  • Therapeutic Touch / methods*
  • Therapeutic Touch / psychology