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Founder and Executive Director
of the Self-Care, Choreosophy,
and Nurse-Herbalist Institutes

Dr. Martha M. Libster

Dr. Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-PMHCNS, APHN-BC, FAAN, is an international expert in precision self-care, nurse-herbalism, health culture diplomacy, integrative holistic behavioral health nursing, and healthcare reform. She has designed and implemented three practice models in nursing, including the Elements of Care, that draw upon her award-winning historical research.


Dr. Libster’s work focuses on practice innovations with supporting policy change and health care reform strategies that modernize historic and traditional healing practices, such as nurse-herbalism and traditional medicine.

In addition, she offers her clients in the nursing and health-care field sustainable work-life balance and personal growth services, including clinical supervision.


She is the author of 11 books, 33 journal and E-publications, and three international guest editorials. Her writing is reviewed as “groundbreaking” and “enlightening.”

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NEW from Dr. Libster!

The Tao of Integrative Nursing Assessment (TINA): An East-West Model for Precision, Complementarity, and Inclusion in Relationship-Centered Care

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