The idea behind the Vademecum External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing
In the autumn of 2009 an editorial group was formed within the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN) with the aim to collect the rich experiences that nurses, therapists and physicians gain in their daily work.
Inspired by the “Vademecum Anthroposophic Medicines”, we would like to collect your experiences with external applications and make them available to interested readers once they have been edited. We chose to use the internet as a vehicle for this project because it offers flexibility and allows for new publications to be added directly. The shared address "www.vademecum.org" points out the connection of these two projects.
The guidelines for the use of the External Applications have been written by the editorial group making use of the experience made and research which has been done over some decades at the "Belegklinik für Homöotherapie (Homöopathisch-Anthroposophische Medizin) am Klinikum Heidenheim" in Germany. Users are of course free to use the methods they found effective on their own responsibility.
Call for contributions
To enable us to build up this treasure of experience with external applications we ask nurses, therapists and physicians all over the world for their active contribution.
Many nursing professionals worldwide work with traditional natural healing approaches every day. The Vademecum External Applications would like to collect these applications with their effects or side effects in a questionnaire and make them available to readers.
Please also encourage your colleagues to take part. You can return the questionnaires by email, mail or fax. The editors are looking forward to this important joint venture.
International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN)
Anthroposophic Nursing has grown worldwide over the last years and is represented within this International Forum by circa 60 nursing professionals from all five continents. The Forum also includes representatives of national associations for Anthroposophic Nursing. It organizes nursing and class conferences at the Goetheanum and develops criteria for further training and ongoing professional development in Anthroposophic Nursing.