Pam Conrad's. PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP specialty is Women's Health Clinical Aromatherapy. For two years, she lived and studied advanced clinical aromatherapy and graduate complementary therapy studies with nurses, doctors, and midwives in England and France. In this episode, Pam talks about the fire in her soul behind her evidence-based curriculum in Women's Health aromatherapy.
Her work is the foundation for multiple hospital nursing and midwifery programs and published clinical research in postpartum aromatherapy and is the first and still only evidence-based Women's Health OB Aromatherapy course for nurses, midwives, and doulas in the US. She has served as a clinical aromatherapy educator and hospital consultant for multiple women's health, pediatric, and hospice programs, as well as five years as an onsite CAM nurse aromatherapist consultant for a large hospital pharmacy developing compounded therapeutic blends. She has served as adjunct faculty of aromatic complementary therapies at Indiana Purdue University in Indianapolis. Her work has appeared in IJCA, Positive Health US/UK, AHNA Beginnings, IFPA In Essence as well as at NAHA, AIA and Botanica 2012 and 2020. She is currently an ICAN fellow.
In 2012, she conducted aromatherapy research with statistically significant positive results on "Clinical Aromatherapy for High Risk Postpartum Anxiety and Depression" and published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. (Conrad and Adams 2012)
In 2015-2017, advancing her women's health aromatic and herbal programs to South America, she developed a curriculum in Spanish and taught for midwives in Santiago, Chile. An international speaker, she has presented her nursing aromatherapy programs and research in Canada, Chile, the UK, Japan, Ireland, Mexico, and the US. She is married with two young adult children and resides in the Seattle area with her husband.
Her guidebook for practicing nurses and nurse-midwives, "Women's Health Aromatherapy- a clinically evidence-based guide for nurses, midwives, doulas, and therapists," was published May 2019 by Singing Dragon/Jessica Kingsley Publishers UK and is available internationally. In 2021, "Aromaterapia Femenina," the Spanish version of the evidence base guidebook, was published.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.