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The objective of this study was to develop the holistic nursing care model by using
Reiki for pregnant women with hypertension. The Therapeutic Nursing Model for Reiki was
applied on pregnant women with hypertension. Action research processes was implemented
with 10 pregnant women with hypertension. Research was conducted from September, 2012
to February, 2014. Data collected by individual in-depth interview with holistic assessment
questions and aura monitoring, Suanprung Stress test, and mobile blood pressure equipment.
Demographic data a=nalyzed by descriptive statistics, graph was used to compare stress score and mean arterial blood pressure at before and after 8 weeks of program intervention,
and qualitative data were analyzed by content analysis. The trustworthiness was achieved through member checks.
The result found that the therapeutic nursing model using Reiki to promote holistic
health of pregnant women with hypertension composed of 5 steps. There included building
the awareness on impact of hypertension, teaching the knowledge of holistic life, empowering
for holistic practice, encouraging to frequently practice self-Reiki for relaxation, and building self assessment skill and acting on self balance. The outcomes of nursing care were reducing stress and decreasing of hypertension level.
The suggestions from study showed that the new therapeutic nursing model could be
use as a guideline for nurse to promote holistic care in pregnant women with hypertension,
however the model re-test was needed before applying to use in clinic.