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From years of personal observation, the founders and contributors of Nurses for Safer Access have witnessed the suffering of patients from the overuse and side effects of dangerous pharmaceuticals utilized in Western medicine; and the “blinders” worn by conventional physicians. They have embarked upon a mission to provide safer access to Nature’s Medicines while concurrently providing support and medical guidance for their clients and customers.
Nurses for Safer Access, is a non-profit organization dependent upon members within our community for support. Our goal is to build a healthier community, one person at a time, but we cannot do it alone. If you are interested in helping our organization in any way, please contact us.
The Board Of Registered Nursing view on: Complementary and Alternative Therapies In Registered Nursing Practice.
Nurses Needed; If you’re a Registered Nurse, with extensive western medicine experience and you have the knowledge and the ability to safely educate and manage clients as well as, help bridge the vast gap between Western and Traditional Medicine… NFSA wants you! Please E- mail your Nursing Résumé Linda@angelsinwaitingUSA.org
Linda West Conforti, RN (Click for details)
I am the founder of Nurses for Safer Access, I have been a nurse for over 25 years. During this time, I have experienced monumental transformations in the delivery of our healthcare. One of these changes occurred approximately a decade ago, when I was witnessing a large number of medically fragile micro-preemies entering into institutional care, because of their mother’s methamphetamine use. This prevalence of innocent infants being shipped off to nursing care facilities inspired me to create a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation, where nurses can bring these precious preemies home and provide nursing care to them in the comforts of their own home. I called the charity, “Angels In Waiting”. I currently have over 35 nurses (and growing), who protect and care for these precious innocent souls.
Collectively, as experienced and knowledgeable nurses and foster mothers to these medically fragile infants and children, we are amazed with the amount of pharmaceutical medications the vast majority of these infants and children are prescribed. I have personally cared for more than 12 medically fragile infants and children in the foster care system, and I was sickened with the amount of unnecessary pharmaceutical medication these infants and children were consuming on a daily bases. I have personally cared for infants and children who were prescribed 14-22 different medications daily, all of their medications possessing potentially serious side effects. Sadly, many of the physicians caring for these children, did not notice or voice concerns over the considerable amount of pharmaceutical medications that these children were consuming. In fact they were more concerned about running lab values to check for toxicity levels from the medication, verses discontinuing or reducing the dosages.
As nurses, many of us have fought feverishly for months to have these toxic and unnecessary medications discontinued. Western physicians have been indoctrinated for years to prescribe medications to address the symptoms; sadly too many physicians do not address the underlining cause of the symptoms. If they did, they would need to continually find more patients to treat. It is financially more feasible to treat the symptoms, because your patient base will need to return for visits to acquire prescriptions refills, lab test and checkups. With the adverse side effects from many of today’s pharmaceutical medication, this western medical model has kept patients ill for decades. Lets face it; the only people thriving in this model are the pharmaceutical industries and the healthcare providers.
Because of my own personal experiences, related to the over use of pharmaceuticals utilized in Western medicine and the surprising effects herbal remedies have had on my two adopted medically fragile children. I decided to embark upon a mission to provide safer access to the general public and introduce people, privately to the positive advantages of “Nature’s Medicine”. By creating another non-profit foundation, known as: Nurses for Safer Access. “Together, we hope to build a healthier community, one person at a time”.
Nancy Van Buskirk, Herbalist (Nurse Retired)(Click for details)
With an initial career in naturopathic nursing, Nancy Van Buskirk has developed strong insight into the physiological systems of the body and how they must synergistically interface in order for a high level of health to be achieved. She also developed expertise in laboratory testing and how these tests relate to nutritional patterns. Nancy later entered the field of information systems, becoming the information systems and project manager for a large law firm. Her life’s work has now come around in a complete circle, with naturopathy once again becoming her preeminent focus. However, she now brings the abilities of a cybernetic systems project manager to the forefront of her work in order to deal with the intricacies of human physiology and to integrate these complex elements in order to build models that will result in the return of the body’s inherent homeostasis. As a fine artist, who has had her own gallery, Nancy additionally blends artistic intuition with scientific empiricism. Nancy strongly believes in creating time frames in which results will be achieved, with an ultimate temporal span in which to return the mind, body and spirit to optimal health through the “Path Of Nature.”
Carol Danforth (Click for details)
Carol Danforth has been a practicing RN for 30 years specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care for Kaiser Permanente Hospitals. Her spiritual journey has lead her to the healing art of REIKI. Now a Reiki Master in the Usui System of Natural Healing, Carol brings this ancient form of hands-on healing to Nurses for Safer Access to compliment traditional medical care. As a Christian she feels it is an honor and a blessing to serve others as a Reiki practitioner. "Reiki can only do good and all good gifts come from God" (James 1:17)
In her free time Carol likes to knit, crochet, and make jewelry. "It's meditative for me!", she says. Another favorite pastime of late is her ability to photograph spirit light, or 'orbs'. "I've been so blessed to be able to see these beautiful lights through the 'eye' of my camera!". On a recent trip to Hawaii Carol requested the two Grand Masters of Reiki, Dr. Mikao Usui (1865 - 1926) and Mrs. Hawayo Takata (1900 - 1980) to join her on the beach and help her to become a clearer and stronger channel for Reiki energy. After a powerful Reiki session Carol asked the two if she could 'see' them through her camera lens. The picture, at left, is the result of that request!! Contact Carol by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. or request an I-meet appointment from our website contact us page.
Autism / Special Needs Specialist:
Jackie Peebles MA, Ed. (Click for details)
Jackie received her Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education in 1978 from Pacific Union College. She received her Master’s Degree in 1994 in Education/Special Education from California State University San Bernardino. She also received a certificate for teaching Medically Fragile Infants from the University of Colorado in 1992. Jackie holds a dual teaching credential from the State of California and has been teaching since 1978. Jackie’s deep passion for special needs children and families started her own business Special Discoveries Educational Services, Inc in 2002 to provide in-home and other educational support for families with children with special needs. Autism and Early Intervention has been her main focus over the years. With the expertise and in-depth knowledge that Jackie Peebles offers, individuals with autism who have arrived at the doorsteps of adulthood, a guiding hand in helping them integrate into life’s new challenges and living as a productive citizen within our society. Holistic approaches to managing anxiety and/or being more social is one area of interest and assistance that Jackie can offer these adults. She has been a contract partner with Angels in Waiting to provide nurses with early intervention assistance and education for their medically fragile children who have been placed in the care of an Angels in Waiting nurse. She lives in Lake Arrowhead California with her husband, and has two grown children and one beautiful little granddaughter.
Contact Jaquelynn Peebles HERE for more information.
Kathy O’Fallon, Psy.D. (Click for details)
Dr. O’Fallon has been a practicing psychologist for over twenty-five years, specializing in the treatment of the effects of trauma, relationship issues, addictions, and chronic illness. She has also taught parenting classes, human relations, personality profiles, stress reduction, and gender issues at major universities such as Stanford and the University of San Diego. Dr. O’Fallon’s holistic approach to psychotherapy includes transformative spiritual experiences as well as practical solutions to everyday challenges. She has treated foster children who have come through the AngelsinWaiting program, and looks forward to participating in the growing of medicinal herbs and healthy, organic foods for the planet. A published poet and author of fiction, Dr. O’Fallon has been called an “inspirational” channel. She enjoys grandmothering her two granddaughters, playing tennis, and kayaking in Lake Arrowhead, CA.
To learn more about Dr. O’Fallon visit her website HERE.
Renee A. Ebert, MPH. (Click for details)
Renee holds a Masters from UCLA in Public Health and has over fifteen years in federal and other grant writing, capital and endowment campaigns. Renee, helps sculpture programs that are custom-designed especially for community-based non-profits with special needs and projects. Renee has a solid history of federal and state funding for vital programs and initiatives, and is dedicated to helping our organization put together a balanced and effective fund raising program.
Read more about Renee’s corporation HERE.
Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D. (Click for details)
Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D. earned his doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Southern California in 2002 after previously earning his B.S. in Biochemistry from Lebanon Valley College. Dr. Raber’s past experience in medicinal chemistry and fine chemical synthesis lends to a unique perspective and skill set capable of delivering a variety of services and scientific consulting expertise. Dr. Raber’s critical review of cannabinoid receptors made him realize the tremendous potential therapeutic impacts to be gained through their modulations and ultimately compelled him to create an organization, The Werc Shop, whose goals are to further everyone’s understanding of sustainable cannabis medications while helping to ensure the public health and safety of all patients and providers through safety screening and product labeling.
Visit The Werc Shop HERE for additional information.
Timotheus (Click for details)
Timotheus has a background in theater as both an actor and singer. He has also written for the theater. He has crafted numerous articles on subjects ranging from ancient history and comparative religion to health and high finance. Academically, he has a degree in Archaeology and a graduate degree in Finance. His novel is soon to be published. Timotheus is a corporate writer and blogger for Angels In Waiting and Nurses For Safer Access.